The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements

A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Book - 1997
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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.

* A New York Times bestseller for over a decade.
* Over 8.5 million copies sold in the U.S.
* Translated into 46 languages worldwide.

"This book by don Miguel Ruiz, simple yet so powerful, has made a tremendous difference in how I think and act in every encounter." -- Oprah Winfrey

"Don Miguel Ruiz's book is a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom." -- Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

"An inspiring book with many great lessons." -- Wayne Dyer, Author, Real Magic

"In the tradition of Castaneda, Ruiz distills essential Toltec wisdom, expressing with clarity and impeccability what it means for men and women to live as peaceful warriors in the modern world." -- Dan Millman, Author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Publisher: San Rafael, Calif. : Amber-Allen Pub. : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c1997.
ISBN: 9781878424310
1878424319
9781878424501
Characteristics: xix, 138 p. ;,19 cm.

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DULCY BERRY
Sep 30, 2019

Needed to read every word. I’ll buy this book and go back to it often.

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Vespac
Jul 04, 2019

Great book which has an accompanying separate workbook with exercises. Also has several other books you may want to check out!

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Fredgarmin
Mar 29, 2019

An easy to read book which has good ideas on how to approach each day. I have added several notes from this book which I read to myself to attempt to ingrain in my mind. Interesting section regarding the “domestication” of most folks’ lives. One of my sayings to myself is “I am not domesticated.”

OPL_MichelleC Jan 17, 2019

Good principals to integrate into your daily life

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BarneyJr
Dec 04, 2018

Cristobal Sifuentes runs his business by it.

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CourtneyyyS
May 10, 2017

I was really looking forward to this book. I read it in one day since it's a very thin book. I felt glimpses of inspiration but there is nothing ground breaking or life changing in these pages. I usually take notes from the self help books that I read but I found that there wasn't really anything super inspirational or helpful that I wanted to take note of and remember. It might spark some inspiration within you but perhaps this book was not for me.

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sgcf
Mar 30, 2017

A worthwhile little book – four simply told rules for living a caring and responsible life. And they’re reasonable commonsense rules …odd that we need to be reminded, but we do. I read it slowly over a few weeks, digesting, absorbing, attempting to incorporate these guidelines into daily life. It will be a book worth revisiting every now and then.

ArapahoeLesley Nov 09, 2016

Simple rules to live by but almost nobody does. I really liked the reminders this book offers and Ruiz wrote it in a way that not a single person can claim to 'not get it'. I'm not a fan of spiritual language and but I can get over myself enough to see that this for what it actaully is, methods of communicating the most basic of ideas so that people can see themselves in his examples. If everyone 'lived by the four agreements' I think the world would be significantly more tolerable because people really are ruled by fear and self-pity and the need to abuse others. I don't see why everyone shouldn't have to read this every once in a while.

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jej87
Sep 13, 2016

This is one of my favorite books. It helps with communication and once that's mastered, I have found that my life has been simplified and less conflicted because of it. It should be required reading.

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carlosgil
Dec 19, 2015

If you’ve read works by Deepak Chopra you’ll rest familiar with this book. The author has written other similar books but he bills this one as “a practical guide to personal freedom.” According to the publisher’s notes, “Don” Miguel, is a Mexican trained surgeon, son of a curandera mom, and a descendent of naguales or shamans. He supposedly underwent a “near death” experience, before immigrating to the United States is not clear, but this perturbation greatly affected his life and apparently encouraged him to become a “wisdom advisor.” It seems that he and his sons offer guidance programs to the public.

This book is filled with words of wisdom, and, in the end, while these words are not out of the ordinary I found them helpful, nevertheless, and based on good common sense. The book’s outline is based on the following advisory principles which the author embroiders into short chapters: 1) Be impeccable with your words, 2) Don’t take anything personally, 3) Don’t make assumptions, and 4) Always do your best. The Four Agreements will make a good gift for my grandchildren.

The Toltec connection is not made clear in this book, the word “Toltec” referring to an Indian culture that dominated central Mexico from about 900 a.d. to about 1200 a.d. If he claims any descendancy to it would be difficult to prove or disprove.

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