The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
is one of those books that has affected
millions of people all over the world.
If you are reading this post and have
not heard or not read The Four Agreements
I highly recommend that you do so.
Better yet, get The Fifth Agreement,
Don Miguel Ruiz’s latest book which includes
The Four Agreements, and it’s new addition –
The Fifth Agreement.
Don Miguel & Don Jose Ruiz will be giving a very rare
appearance in Toronto April 9-11, 2010.
Andrew from Inspiration Works has sponsored him
to Toronto. Thanks Andrew!!!
Don Miguel’s work and teachings have been at the
foundation of most personal growth and spiritual
I first read “The Four Agreements – A Practical Guide
to Personal Freedom” 10 years ago. It’s hard for me
to remember how it changed my life because I’ve
been living by it everyday (OK – some days I fall off the wagon).
However, I do remember no longer being affected by the
drama in my life as much – which is a pretty powerful
realization to have.
Here is a simple explanation of The Four Agreements:
The Four Agreements:
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 Personally
Nothing 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 Assumptions
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.
With just this one agreement, you can completely
transform your life.
4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment;
it will be different when you are healthy as opposed
to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best,
and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
The Fifth Agreement is:
5. Be Skeptical, But Learn to Listen
Don’t believe yourself or anybody else.
Use the power of doubt to question everything you
hear: Is it really the truth? Listen to the intent behind
words, and you will understand the real message.
Stay tuned tomorrow for more on The Fifth Agreement.