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The Four Agreements A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom A Toltec Wisdom Book kindle â eBook 9781878424501 ´ moneyexpresscard ê In The Four Agreements don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create neHappiness and love The Four Agreements are Be Impeccable With Your Word Don't Take Anything Personally Don't Make Assumptions Always Do Your Be 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 meThese 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 most accurately described as a way of life distinguished by the ready accessibility of happiness and love introduction pg x Happiness and love Sign up the Hippie Librarian prontoThe book goes on to talk about how everyone has unconscious beliefs that we pick up as children We view and experience our world through these beliefs Most folks aren't even aware that they have them and this causes a myriad of misunderstandings and problems We keep searching and searching when everything is already within us There is no truth to find Wherever we turn our heads all we see is the truth but with the agreements and beliefs we have stored in our mind we have no eyes for this truth We don't see the truth because we are blind What blinds us are all those false beliefs we have in our mind pg 17So how do you cut through the fog of these beliefs to see clearly? Ruiz suggests using The Four AgreementsThe first is be impeccable with your word you begin to see all the changes that can happen in your life Changes first in the way you deal with yourself and later in the way you deal with other people especially those you love the most pg 46 This includes your inner voice the way you talk to yourself and how you narrate your realityRuiz mentions that some people talk to themselves in a manner that they would find unacceptable to use with the people they care about Change the way you speak and Ruiz claims your life will followThe second agreement is Whatever people do feel think or say don't take it personally If they tell you how wonderful you are they are not saying that because of you pg 59 This helps you because When we really see other people as they are without taking it personally we can never be hurt by what they say or do Even if others lie to you it is okay They are lying to you because they are afraid They are afraid you will discover that they are not perfect pg 63The third agreement is 'don't make assumptions' If others tell us something we make assumptions and if they don't tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and to replace the need to communicate pg 74 Now that I've been looking for this I've caught myself assuming things all the timeIt's funny how uick hurt feelings evaporate when I just put an assumption label over any stories I've concocted It has actually been world changing for me to realize how many stories I make up because I'm bored or confused or simply don't know what someone else is thinking And to realize that they're not real is such a relief ReallyFinally Just do your best in any circumstance in your life It doesn't matter if you are sick or tired if you always do your best there is no way you can judge yourself And if you don't judge yourself there is no way you are going to suffer from guilt blame and self punishment By always doing your best you will break a big spell that you have been under pg 85This was another big one for me I used to get down on myself about how circumstances played out even if I had nothing to do with it Now I just pause and give it a uick think over Did I try my best? Generally yeah I was trying my guts outAnd that's all I can ask of myself really I can't control the uncontrollable I can only do the best I can with what I've got in front of me The Four Agreements may help readers live in the now and experience life as it is rather than as they've imagined it to be At least that's what it has done for me Also recommended for readers who may be interested in spirituality but want a easy place to start This one is simple and packs a big punch in a very few pages

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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 anc 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 seventeen 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 four agreements They are so concise that I can state them here 1 Be impeccable with your word 2 Don't take anything personally 3 Don't make assumptions 4 Always do your best Simple huh? Track a day and see how many times you break an agreement in your actions or your mind To my constant amazement I find myself stumbling over one or another of these agreements with some regularity So it helps to remind myself by the constant rereadI am not reading with a hope that I will attain some mystical state but I read because I find the author's explanation of how our mind our society and importantly our relationships work to be insightful even though it is based on a paradigm that is completely outside my heritage of growing up in a small New England town Understanding the Toltec dream metaphor is an essential part of realizing the deeper meaning driving our relationships within the world around us Ruiz does a good job of helping these concepts become clearerReading this book I have started to formulate a good answer to a uestion that originally began in childhood What is the meaning of life? is not a good uestion to be unanswered when one has piled up decades in this mortal realm Ruiz has helped me drop many of my limited belief structures and has opened up insights into living that are valuable to young and old souls alikeIt is 2020 seventeen years after I wrote this first review and the book is still on my nightstand by my bed Currently I do not read from it every day I think I am starting to get it but whenever I do it is a good read

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The Four Agreements A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom A Toltec Wisdom BookIent Toltec wisdom the Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom true 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 peopleButI'm going to be honest and admit that Ruiz almost lost me at Everything is God in the introduction Even though it sounds very pretty when said by a dude made of stars and fog Everything is God is a meaningless statement That's just something people say to blow everyone's mind and make themselves appear deeper than they actually are Believe what you like about God but saying everything is God is just the same as saying nothing is God in which case you ought to go ahead and say what you mean and be a respectable atheist He almost lost me again at the John Lennon uote just before the beginning of Chapter One Little known fact John Lennon uotes are a pet peeve of mine Who knew right? And then again when he kept using the word dreamy dream dreamer to make everything sound super emotive and enlightened Not that there's anything really wrong with that just not my thingAnd I admit I was annoyed by his over simplifications his vagueness about the evils of the dream of the planet societal expectations and again by his many generalizations especially about how NO ONE is free to be herself because we're ALL domesticated brainwashed by society and our parents and teachers and church leaders ALL blind ALL narcissists Which you know isn't entirely true I'm certainly not a conformist but I believe there needs to be a balance some things you should conform to Like not stealing Or speeding through residential neighborhoods Whether I'm personally feeling it or not many societal expectations aren't relative They're necessary On the other hand if by the dream of the planet he means cultural customs like judging people for their hairstyle or the music they like then I agree that the dream of the planet is bad news See it would be helpful if he were slightly less mysterious in his approach Once I managed to sort through the new age incense and magic Not my flavor I actually agreed with the four agreements Imagine that It turns out I've heard them before from Mother Teresa CS Lewis Dr Seuss Steven Covey Jesus Christ and many others Life is infinitely better when you're honest and courageous enough to accept yourself communicative in your relationships positive open and loving forgiving of yourself and others and continually trying to do your best That is how we become a happy person That is what most religions teach That's what most schools encourage That's what science shows Its no secret its just surprisingly difficult to remember and put into practice Props to Ruiz for reminding me of this and for writing a book to help others While his writing style made me vomit a little in my mouth still he meant well and has assuredly encouraged many on the path to happinessI would add it is my personal belief that our reason for being our purpose on earth is to learn to be happy And truly happy people are always good people Not perfect but good And I would add further that it stands to reason that the better a person is the happier she becomes Which is where religion takes the four agreements a step further claiming that we are eternal beings and if so then we are day by day over an eternity either becoming like God or less like God We are either progressing towards perfect happiness or perfect misery Christianity also adds that we don't need to do this on our own which idea rings true and logical and brings me comfortWow Ruiz inspired me to write my own book