from The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)

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  • One of the most important wisdom teachings of the Toltec tradition is that we are all dreaming-- dreaming a unique vision and experience of the universe. It is at the beginning of "The Four Agreements" and my experience is that many people slide through that part and go to the agreements.

    As to whether impeccability with our word has "anything to do with being truthful or lying," I noticed the following passages in The Four Agreements. "Being impeccable with your word is the correct use of your energy; it means to use your energy in the direction of truth and love for yourself" (p. 32). And, "The truth is the most important part of being impeccable with your word. On one side of the sword are the lies which create black magic, and on the other side of the sword is the truth which has the power to break the spell of black magic. Only the truth will set us free" (p. 37).

  • I think if you were to read "The Four Agreements" and other books by don Miguel Ruiz (or mine!), you would find much of the same philosophy in the modern version of the Toltec tradition. The Agreements help to identify where we are holding those self-judgments and fears, and the tradition offers tools to "become artists of our lives and make our lives a masterpiece of art." The work is deep and thorough.

    Please all, read this book deeply. The wisdom is powerful if you can hear it. I am writing this as a ten-year apprentice of Miguel Ruiz, beginning before "The Four Agreements" was published, an Elder in his lineage, a sharer of this wisdom…and the author of "The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book."

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  • Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Heard some good things with regard to Ruiz's novels, so I decided to read this one. I can honestly say that I genuinely enjoyed this book a lot. It wasn't bland and boring; it was just really inspirational and motivational. It's simple but complex and nicely written. It's a quick read if you become immersed in it and can't put it down. Frankly, I find it really annoying that there are people rating this book poorly and criticizing the author for "going against your religious beliefs" — specifically, where he discusses sins and sinning. Ironically, you're going against some of The Four Agreements by failing to promote love and TAKING THINGS PERSONALLY. Put your religious beliefs aside for just a moment and read this book with an open mind and a simple spiritual mentality, and you're guaranteed to close the book with newly acquired clarity and inspiration. I recommend this book to everyone, and I'm definitely checking out his other stuff.

    I realize this was written a few years ago…and I still must take exception with some of the author's misunderstandings of the wisdom in "The Four Agreements." Note that the beginning of the book about Domestication and Dreaming is a vital preface to understanding the power of the new agreements.

GPS Guide: Inspiration From 'The Four Agreements'

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz is a Toltec Wisdom Book designed to empower readers into living a more emotionally free life. Ruiz proposes that if we live by the four agreements, we will experience a spiritual awakening that will lead us to personal freedom. Undertaking the principles in this book is akin to taking a spiritual quest -- a quest to be a spiritual warrior -- a quest to live a more fulfilling life. Adopting the four agreements will lead to freedom from fear and illusion; in essence, we will learn to win the war over the negative and harmful beliefs we harbor in our minds.