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March 09, 2014

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Anyone who tells me "the gates of heaven are open" and that it's my fault if I "don't enter heaven" can go to Hell.

We create our own heaven. Heaven is a story; it is a dream that we, as life, can create. But for life to create heaven, the main character of the story needs to surrender to life, and allow life to manifest without the lies.

I don't know how anyone can take this kind of drivel seriously. It's so vague and airy-fairy, the reader has to add wishful thinking to give it substance.

Furthermore, Ruiz speaks falsely when he says "we create our own heaven" because he can't speak for everyone. Many people do not create their own heaven. Many people live with life as it is rather than imagine what it should be.

When he says, "the main character of the story needs to surrender to life", what the hell is that supposed to mean? I've surrendered to the fact that characters like Ruiz attract a huge following, but I won't surrender my intellect to his warm, fuzzy, religious twaddle.

“We create our own heaven. Heaven is a story; it is a dream that we, as life, can create. But for life to create heaven, the main character of the story needs to sur-render to life, and allow life to manifest without the lies.”

(I wouldn’t use the term ‘heaven’, but it’ll do).
The information in our heads determines how/what we think – and yes, it’ a story, a narration that’s going on all the time.
Life is forever presenting us with reality, yet because we are so addicted to our story (beliefs, opinions, views etc.) we refuse or are unable to see it. In effect we lie to ourselves.

Maybe some people 'live with life as it' is' but there are an awful lot (literalist believers for one) who hide from life behind their beliefs, their 'stories' - and perhaps many of us non-believers have our own particular stories too.

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