The Four Agreements

A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)

by Don Miguel Ruiz

Number of pages: 160

Publisher: Amber-Allen Publishing

BBB Library: Booklets

ISBN: 978-1878424310

About the Author

Miguel Ángel Ruiz Macías, better known as Don Miguel Ruiz, is a Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts.


Editorial Review

In The Four Agreements, bestselling author 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.

Book Reviews

Essentially a guide that will help its readers change their outlooks on life.

The Four Agreementsis an entertaining read with some good ideas and reminders, itmakes for a pleasant read.

It is a wonderful book for stress management and personal growth. It can help you bring sweeping changes to your life. This always will be a great little book with some weightyideas. Focusing on any one of these agreements can greatly improve your life and decrease stress in life that we have to confront every day.

The Four Agreement emphasizes the importance of openness and compassion. This includes understanding the actions of others, forgiving, and not letting others’ mistakes hold us back.

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Wisdom to Share

“If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you. If that person doesn't walk away, you will surely endure many years of suffering with him or her. Walking away may hurt for a while, but your heart will eventually heal. Then you can choose what you really want. You will find that you don't need to trust others as much as you need to trust yourself to make the right choices.”

“Whatever happens around you, don't take it personally... Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.”

“I will no longer allow anyone to manipulate my mind and control my life in the name of love.”

“Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.”

“There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.”

“Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama.”

“You can have many great ideas in your head, but what makes the difference is the action. Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results, and no reward”

“Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Always do your best.”

“It is when we lose control that we repress the emotions, not when we are in control.”

“True justice is paying only once for each mistake. True injustice is paying more than once for each mistake.”