The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

The Four Agreements A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom Ruiz reveals the source of self limiting agreements that rob people of joy and create needless suffering Based on ancient Toltec wisdom The Four Agreements offer a code of conduct that can transform

Ruiz reveals the source of self limiting agreements that rob people of joy and create needless suffering Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a code of conduct that can transform anyone s life to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love Unabridged 2 CDs.

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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

  1. The tools shared by don Miguel are based on common sense and shared with such simplicity, that the universal message underlying his teaching is recognized by many don Miguel s message is simple, practical and when implemented, even incrementally, changes lives In the tradition of the Toltec, a Nagual guides an individual to personal freedom Combining new insights with old wisdom, don Miguel has dedicated his life to sharing the ancient Toltec wisdom by translating it into practical concepts that promote transformation through truth and common sense.Don Miguel Ruiz was born into a family of healers, and raised in rural Mexico by a curandera healer mother and a nagual shaman grandfather The family anticipated that Miguel would embrace their centuries old legacy of healing and teaching, and carry forward the esoteric Toltec knowledge Instead, distracted by modern life, Miguel chose to attend medical school and become a surgeon A near death experience changed his life Stunned by this experience, he began an intensive practice of self inquiry He devoted himself to the mastery of the ancient ancestral wisdom, studying earnestly with his mother, and completing an apprenticeship with a powerful shaman in the Mexican desert In the tradition of the Toltecs, a nagual guides an individual to personal freedom Don Miguel is a nagual from the Eagle Knight lineage, and is dedicated to sharing his knowledge of the teachings of the ancient Toltecs He is the author of The Four Agreements, The Mastery of Love, The Four Agreements Companion Book, and THE TOLTEC ART OF LIFE AND DEATH COMING OCTOBER 27TH, 2015, FROM HARPERELIXIR urce miguelruiz tradition r

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  1. I am reading this book, and even though it is a small book, when I finish page 129, I start over again on page 1 I have been reading it for about fifteen years now, and I suspect I will continue reading it for as long as I can read A few pages at a time is than enough to give me something to kick around in my head for a few days or a week This is a book that challenges one to live up to four simple truths, and offers transformational results if one could live a life completely engaged in the fo [...]

  2. I d like to propose this book as required reading for the course, Life Make four simple agreements with yourself and living becomes so much easier, so much lighter 1 Be impeccable with your wordSpeak with integrity Say only what you mean Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.2 Don t take anything personallyNothing others do is because of you What others say and do is a projection of their own reality [...]

  3. I was surprised I thought I would really like this book A friend of mine told me the basic ideas were to be impeccable with your word, don t take things personally, don t make assumptions,and always do your best To me, these sounded great be honest, be forgiving, give others a chance to say what they think and try your bestor so I thought The ideas were actually along the lines of don t send out poisonous words that put spells on people, don t let others poison you with their spells pretty stra [...]

  4. This is my second time reading this book and I picked it up again because I felt I was compromising too much in my life and it was affecting my core I have a chapter to go but here s the summary The book cites four agreements that, with practice, will lead you to a happier state of living, essentially and dramatically, lead you out of your living hell The idea is focused 100% on you You can only control yourself and only honor yourself.1 Be impeccable with your word Your word is your power to cr [...]

  5. I never thought I would fall for a book by someone who would allow this picture of himself to adorn the back cover I can t explain it I m not one to be floored by silly, little self help books full of spirituality and cliches and horrible stories and simple advice But I was This book might just change my life.I ll hand the rest of this review over to David Foster Wallace It seems to me that the intellectualization and aestheticizing of principles and values in this country is one of the things t [...]

  6. OK So I liked several parts of this book very much I love that happiness is a choice I especially appreciated reading about the third agreement Don t Make Assumptions because communication is something I can always work on I loved the parts about accepting and loving yourself and others There is some amazing advise in this little book and I can see how it can be life changing for many people.But.I m going to be honest and admit that Ruiz almost lost me at Everything is God in the introduction Ev [...]

  7. The Four Agreements is a simple and short presentation of some very deep wisdom In a world filled with spiritual reading material, this one s a goodie It just made a lot of sense to me.These lessons come from the shaman culture of Central America Toltec knowledge arises from the same essential unity of truth as all the sacred esoteric traditions found around the world Though it is not a religion, it honors all the spiritual masters who have taught on the earth While it does embrace spirit, it is [...]

  8. Miguel Ruiz self help nonfictional work could easily be summarized in a few words, and if upon reading the book s blurb here on , which basically provides such a summary you find nothing worth investigating in this novel, then maybe you should rather choose another book Ruiz ideas are very insightful and thought provoking, but in their core nothing ground breaking and some of his examples are actually rather questionable.Ruiz basically implies the importance of standing up for yourself, not allo [...]

  9. Every human is a magician, and we can either put a spell on someone with our word or we can release someone from a spell We cast spells all the time with our opinions An example I see a friend and give him an opinion that just popped into my mind I say, Hmmm I see that kind of color in your face in people who are going to get cancer If he listens to the word, and if he agrees, he will have cancer in less than one year That is the power of the word.This book is what my mother would have called wo [...]

  10. The Four Agreements A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book, Miguel RuizThe Four Agreements, was published in 1997 and has sold around 5.2 million copies in the U.S and has been translated into 38 languages The book advocates personal freedom from beliefs and agreements that we have made with ourselves and others that are creating limitation and unhappiness in our lives The Four Agreements are 1 Be impeccable with your word 2 Don t take anything personally 3 Don t make assump [...]

  11. Happiness is a choice, and so is suffering The Toltec wisdom of this book is commonsense which we all have heard, but do not always believe and apply every moment As I read each section, specific relationships of mine or others came vividly to mind, esp negative or toxic people I have had to walk away from and the ones we can t leave family but can learn not to blame for their sickness It s a very quick read, and I plan to re read it at different stages I think I will get something different out [...]

  12. Ruiz used to be a surgeon, until he fell asleep at the wheel one night and crashed into a wall He recalls being outside of his physical body pulling two people from the wreckage The near death experience woke Ruiz to the teachings of his people, The Totecs, and thus renewed his original commitment to learn the Four Agreements.This book spoke to me on a universal level because its principles are in harmony with the methodology of many other transformational techniques, and most importantly, with [...]

  13. I know this little book is the type of clich self help item that makes its way to the impulse purchase friendly shelves by the registers at Barns and Nobel around Christmas time and subsequently gathers dust on bookshelves across the nation unread by recipients because they are not the type of person who reads self help books But please don t judge this book by it s section.The writing is a bit choppy and the use of repetition can be annoying initially, but the message is completely worth it Alt [...]

  14. Trivial introduction to New Age ethics with a large side order of third rate, rancid leftovers from Jean Jacques Rousseau, all written for a third grade reading comprehension.This guy thinks that the ideal human is get this a toddler If we see a child who is two or three, perhaps four years old, we find a free human Why is this human free Because this human does whatever he or she wants to do The human is completely wild Just like a flower, a tree, or an animal that has not been domesticated wil [...]

  15. The Four Agreements1 Be impeccable with your word.2 Don t take anything personally.3 Don t make assumptions.4 Always do your best I was given this book as a Birthday present from my little brother He said its teachings can be life changing I ENJOYED it a lot As with any self help type of book you gotta take some and leave some if you know what I mean For me this was a definite TAKE way than leave My brother and I have similar personalities and I can see very much why he gave me this book As soo [...]

  16. This book is juvenile The universally acceptable platitudes that make up the four agreements are the only useful phrases in the book Every explanation is conclusory, circular, and intentionally unclear His conclusions aren t drawn from any deductive reasoning or analysis, and nothing rings true I suppose you could find solace in the book if you wanted to blame your parents and society for your unhappiness, but I am not unhappy and I don t believe that anyone else is responsible for my happiness [...]

  17. I think most everyone has read this book Basically it tells us to be true to our real selves, look for the good, not bad, live in the moment, not to accept others opinions of you as true Don t make assumptions, tell people what you need Don t take things personally in short who could be a better judge of who you are than yourself In my experience it s much easier to be yourself as an older person You ve had those extra years to figure out who you are, and hopefully what s most important to you Y [...]

  18. Struggling somewhat to rate this one There were a few nuggets that were very enlightening but a lot of unoriginal concepts or overly fluffy statements as well.I found myself thinking hey, that reminds me of very frequently while reading this book The book reads like retreads of various scriptures, warm fuzzy stories, and self help manuals It s not a new concept that words are powerful and we should think and speak positively about ourselves and others Not taking things personally is another not [...]

  19. Positives It s good to be reminded not to assume why people treat you a certain way It is often not personal I liked the thought that if you shouldn t take negative comments personally, you also shouldn t take positive comments personally Trying to believe one side and not the other is contradictory, and our views of ourselves should be maintained on our own Negatives I felt there was a lot of filler fluff and repitition The author tried to simplify religion to a point where it didn t mean anyth [...]

  20. This quick read was interesting in that I gained a new perspective on how others view the world The book itself is quite simply written and very repetitive, and although brief, could have been about 1 8 the length to get the main points across There are definitely some good takeaways that we should all apply to our lives I always struggle with individualistic worldviews, even if the goal is to love others, so that might have been difficult for me to get past Additionally, the book was sprinkled [...]

  21. New age psycho babble that nearly had me giving up, but it was so short I persevered The middle part was good how to change your life with the four agreements speak impeccably, don t take things personally, do your best and some live each moment or something Good stuff, but not ground breaking or earth shattering We know all this stuff, but it is nice to be reminded and hopefully inspired to do better Unfortunately it ended with new age stuff It s sort of a sandwich and just like an Oreo, the b [...]

  22. Promoted as A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, The Four Agreements was not my first choice to read in my spare time Upon request of a dear friend, I forcibly attempted this 138 page book mustering somewhat of an open mind Already, I have wasted many years as an idealist, grasping at wishful thinking as a way to truth Being a childhood survivor of religious indocrination, I now err on the side of skepticism before embracing any proposal as legitimate That preface made, I share with you my tho [...]

  23. The Four Agreements are 1 Be Impeccable with your Word Speak with integrity Say only what you mean Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.2 Don t Take Anything PersonallyNothing others do is because of you What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won t be the victim of needless suffering.3 Don t Make Ass [...]

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