What’s the Story You’re Here To Tell?

By Cristina Carvajal.

Have you ever noticed that everyone is always telling a story? Even without speaking or moving, even when we try to hide it, there is a story that is being told about who we are, what we want and what we seek. No matter who we are in life, we all have a purpose, a path, and challenges that we face courageously for the sake of what we deem important. Is there a way to make the most of our lives by applying this knowledge? Don Miguel Ruiz answers this question affirmatively in his new book The Actor.

Don Miguel Ruiz is known around the world for his worldwide bestseller The Four Agreements. His newest project, the Mystery School, sees the light of day with The Actor, a book that quite literally invites us to step into the stage and learn to seek behind our masks to find the story that needs to be told and that lives inside each of us.

The Actor’s message resonates loudly and finds echo in the best thinkers of the past and present. Shakespeare’s famous words in As You Like It, for example, fit seamlessly with the beginning premise of the text.

    All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances And one man in his time plays many parts.

    -Shakespeare, As You Like It

Don Miguel Ruiz explains that we all play roles in our lives and that it does not detract from our authenticity. Rather, by learning how to play those roles well and with sincerity we all contribute to the great play that has been staged since the dawn of man. Because we communicate in symbols and by way of stories, our whole lives are a story that intertwines with everyone else’s, a story that needs to be told.

    ¨We’ve defied gravity, we’ve dared to fly (…) were adventures, explorers and accomplished sorcerers. We are artists and our strange art affects every species on earth.¨

    - Don Miguel Ruiz, The Actor.