“You need to reclaim your life from the superstition of what you believe you are. There is only one way to do this, and that is to stop believing the storyteller, the voice of knowledge in your head. When you restore your faith in the truth, and you take it out of the lies, the result is that you become authentic. Your emotional body becomes the way it was when you were a child and you return to your own common sense.
When your will is free, you choose happiness and love, peace and harmony. You choose to play; you choose to enjoy life. You no longer choose drama. If in the present moment you are choosing drama, it’s because you have no choice; it’s a habit. It’s because you were programmed to be that way, and you don’t even know that you have the power to make a different choice. Something else in your head is making the choice, and it’s the voice of the liar.
Just imagine that because you don’t believe in lies, your whole life changes. You live your life without trying to control everybody around you, and your integrity doesn’t allow anybody to control you. You no longer judge other people or need to complain about whatever they do because you know you can’t control what people do. Just imagine that you choose to forgive whoever hurt you in your life because you no longer want to carry all of that emotional poison in your heart. And just by forgiving everybody, even yourself, you heal your mind, you heal your heart, and you no longer have emotional pain.”
The Voice Of Knowledge, Don Miguel Ruiz, p. 134-139.