The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements

A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Book - 1997
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"In The Four Agreements shamanic teacher and healer Don Miguel Ruiz exposes self-limiting beliefs and presents a simple yet effective code of personal conduct learned from his Toltec ancestors. Full of grace and simple truth, this handsomely designed book makes a lovely gift for anyone making an elementary change in life, and it reads in a voice that you would expect from an indigenous shaman."--Publisher website.
Publisher: San Rafael, Calif. : Amber-Allen Pub. : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c1997.
ISBN: 9781878424310
1878424319
Call Number: 299.792 RUIZ
RELIGION
Characteristics: xix, 138 p. ; 19 cm.
Subjects: Conduct of life.
Toltec philosophy -- Miscellanea.
Alternative Title: 4 agreements

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Byond
Sep 01, 2020

Trying to help myself remember what the agreements are, I came up with IPAD. Impeccable in your word, don't take anything Personally, don't make Assumptions, always Do your best.
Faith in these principles, along with determination, parallel faith in Christ and offer an opportunity for a second birth.
They are designed to help undermine our conditioned relationship with the world and allow us to make choices out of our personal authentic being, rather than ceding our power to the prevailing circumstance. (be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.)
Others have done it, I myself have done it, says the author, and you can too.
My guess is it has given false and passing hope to the vaguely discontented more than it has been the highway to heaven its touted to be.
And I see no reason why a serious sociopath couldn't embrace it as a framework for his life.
It seems pretty clear it is a permission to walk away from a marriage, and a variety of things with a whiff of loyalty about them, that isn't the dream of happiness that would be preferred. When to say yes, and when to say no. Good question.

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cals_Main14Day
Apr 15, 2020

I’ve read this book twice because I loved it so much. Get ready to do some introspection when you read it though. It is a nice quick read that digs right in. The principles Miguel Ruiz writes about are easy to apply to your everyday life to live more mindfully and happily. And he has several more titles if you find like this one.

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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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