The Four Agreements is a toltec widsom book written by Don Miguel Ruiz.
I’ve been reading this recently, though I’ve already read it once before.
I’m not big into “personal growth” books, I much rather read about history. When I read a couple chapters of The Four Agreements, I was hooked. I resonated a lot with what he was saying. The only thing I had to watch out for, was the way he talked about religion. So if you’re sensitive about things like that, I wouldn’t recommend this book. I always say though, approach everything with an open mind.
“You express your own divinity by being alive and by loving yourself and others.” – Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements
These agreements he speaks of are codes for life. You may think it’s just common sense, but I believe it’s good to be reminded of these things and look at them in depth. He does a great job about that in his book, but here’s a quick look at the agreements.
The Four Agreements
- Agreement 1. Be Impeccable with your word – Say only what you mean and speak with integrity. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
- Agreement 2. Don’t take anything personally (one of my favs) – When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
- Agreement 3. Don’t make assumptions – Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate clearly with others to avoid misunderstandings.
- Agreement 4. Always do your best – Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse, and regret.
Purchase this cute bangle inspired by The Four Agreements as a little reminder to always do your best!
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