In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. Don Miguel Ruiz has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec. For more than two decades, he has guided others toward their personal freedom. Today, he continues to combine his unique blend of ancient wisdom and modern-day awareness through journeys to sacred sites around the world.
The simplicity and depth of the wisdom of the four agreements are transformational.
- Be Impeccable With Your Word,
- Don’t Take Anything Personally,
- Don’t Make Assumptions, and
- Always Do Your Best.
don Miguel Ruiz exposes the layers of fog we are conditioned by (domesticated with) and cuts through this fog with the four foundational agreements above which surpass all others.
He explains how and why we have our manyfold beliefs and thoughts (our own personal agreements), and how we choose to accept the agreements of others through early life. This, again, echoes many of the personal development books of today which look at our own failings. Some look at them scientifically – from the point of psychology or mindset – and some spiritually – from a place of love and oneness – while this book looks at the Native American Wisdom in a holistic fashion.
While science, as we know it today, was not as developed when these understandings of life were formed, these four agreements embody a simplicity that couples both psychology and spirit in a way that is practical and transformational. don Miguel explains each in simple terms yet show a depth of integration that provides a solid foundation for a magnificent life.
I recommend this book to anybody seeking their own truth and authenticity.