Often, I think we all get so caught up in the chaos of the day that we don’t even look at our surroundings. We complain that our life isn’t what we wanted yet we don’t take a moment to realize how we got there. The notion that we are what we believe and that we manifest our own beliefs about the world is practically alien to us. It’s not that we don’t see that we attract our fears and that we limit ourselves with misguided beliefs. Mostly, we are just so estranged from our thoughts and actions that we don’t see the problem.BeliefWorks is the product of one of those ah-huh experiences. The author met a man named Luis who told him about his Toltec heritage, information that didn’t seem to quite match with the archaeological records and the history books. Luis told the author that he gained this knowledge from his teacher, a nagual. This teacher was don Miguel Ruiz, M.D., author of The Four Agreements. Eventually, the author would meet this man and learn a lot about beliefs, particularly their hidden qualities, the limitations of denial, the secret of awareness, and the power of intent.