The 4 Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz
Although the content and agreements in the twenty-first century are useful and relevant, I had the impression that there were many very religious and excessively spiritual elements in the stories. I have been on the path of spiritual awakening for 25 years and I wish I had come across this book at the beginning of my journey! Now it`s a perfect summary of what I`ve discovered myself over the years, wrapped up in a beautiful mystical story, the Tolèque way of contemplating it. I do not recommend this book enough to anyone who is looking for a way to lead a happy life, to be free from the fog of limiting beliefs and other effects of our domestication. The four agreements are simple, but difficult enough to be respected at any time in our lives, hence the importance of the fourth agreement. I will keep this book at the top of my list of favorite books for a long time to come and definitely re-read it to make it even more wise. Our personal power is based on the agreements we make and we often make those deals to please others instead of being true to ourselves. In doing so, we surrender our personal strength. The four chords aim to regain our personal power by being authentic and clinging to our true self. The four chords are: 1) Be blameless in your word, 2) Don`t take anything personally, 3) don`t make assumptions, and 4) keep doing your best. These agreements are simple, but far from simple. Ruiz encourages readers to practice these chords every day and forgive us if we are not perfect. The effort is the most important. This book is a quick read (or listen) and should be read repeatedly if you really want to hold your chords with yourself.
This is a brilliant book with excellent audio output. It describes four simple agreements you can make with yourself, which allow you to increase your control over how you live your life: 1) Be blameless with your word; 2) Don`t take anything personally; 3) Don`t make assumptions; 4) Always do your best. It doesn`t mean simple! Don Miguel`s book helps the reader to have the power of these agreements and to use them. Reading Peter Coyotes is a pleasure that supports the learning process. It is a timeless work that can be constantly referred to. I found the four chords even more powerful than Stephen Covey`s seven customs, which was not the case. And just like the Seven Habits, the Four Chords are powerful in every aspect of your life, including family, work, and leisure. The fourth agreement allows readers to better understand the progress made in achieving their life goals. This agreement implies the integration of the first three agreements into daily life and the full potential of exploitation.
 It`s about doing what`s best to manage individually, which is different from the different situations and circumstances the individual may face. Ruiz believes that if you avoid self-judgment and do his best at every given moment, he will be able to avoid regrets.  By integrating the first three chords and giving the best of themselves in all facets of life, the individual will be able to lead a life free of sadness and self-extinction.  The Four Agreements©, was released in 1997 and has sold about 9 million times. It`s been on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly a decade. Everything we do is based on agreements we have made – agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, with life. But the most important agreements are those that we encounter ourselves. the concept is simple, the four agreements are understandable, the results are undeniable. However, the disciplined practice of consciousness and action is a monumental challenge.
not because it`s complicated, but monumental, because it requires a complete rewriting of your deep-rooted thoughts and actions. . . .