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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
The Four Agreements A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
Author: Don Miguel Ruiz
A Toltec Wisdom Book. In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting agreements that rob people of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform anyone's life to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and lo...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781878424310
ISBN-10: 1878424319
Publication Date: 11/1/1997
Pages: 138
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 404 ratings
Publisher: Amber-Allen Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio Cassette
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blackeyedsusan avatar reviewed The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom on + 22 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 15
I'm a huge fan of self-help books. Like many, I was caught up in the self-help era of the 90s. Reading _The Four Agreements_ is revisiting ideas and beliefs that helped me through a difficult period of my life. The ideas espoused in this text are familiar, but knowing something isn't the same as applying principles to our lives. I believe in refresher courses.

Ruiz breaks down a path to better living to four agreements: (1) Be impeccable with your word. This is about integrity. Be consciously aware of the power of the spoken word. (2) Don't take anything personal. I laughed at this one. I immediately thought about Susan Jeffers who wrote, _What You Think of Me Is None of My business_. Simply, this means what people say about you isn't about you but them. Don't buy into the hype or criticism. (3) Don't Make Assumptions. Ruiz argues we'd rather make assumptions than ask questions. Ask the questions. (4) Always do your best. Your best changes. Do what you can in the moment and avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

Ruiz doesn't say any of this is easy. It's a process. It's repetition. My feeling: why not try it? There is plenty to gain. It takes a lot to change and having someone remind me in simplistic terms is encouraging.
reviewed The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom on + 121 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
If you are a sensitive person like myself, this book will help you to see things in a different light and stop taking everything personally. It really helped me in dealing with some difficult people in my life.
reviewed The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom on + 41 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
I enjoyed this little book. It's a quick read, and gives a lot to think about. Even so, I can't give it perfect marks because there were some points I felt Ruiz didn't elucidate well enough. I wanted more justification for his beliefs, and what I got instead was "this just makes sense, so try it."

Nevertheless, I do think reading this book will result in significant changes to my interactions with people.
reviewed The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
I think I have read this one 3 times! It has reminded me over and over again what matters in business, friendships, famiy, marriage....All relationships!!
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Helpful Score: 7
Don Miguel Ruiz is a wise man. Applying these principles has helped me to change some of my self-limiting attitudes in many business and personal situations.
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The four agreements breaks down in a simplistic manner the way to living a life free of judgements, self defeating emotions and what I call the Eeyore syndrome. If you are open to the possibilities to a different life, this is the book for you.
mommahalo avatar reviewed The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom on + 24 more book reviews
Very inspiring reading material for those looking for the answers. It is mostly common sense that we tend to forget about. As children we were told not to take those kid's seriously as they bully us because they have issues and are projecting on us. I don't know about you but then I never took that advice seriously but now it is ground breaking and so true. I plan on implementing the four agreements in my life and try to work through all my problems holding me back.
wyldfairy avatar reviewed The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom on + 13 more book reviews
I really loved this book. I keep going back to it time after time. I had rented it from the Library a few times and then decided to wish for it on here. Now I have my own copy! I've also read the other books by Don Miguel Ruiz. The message speaks right to the heart and mind and is very soothing. It is just what I needed to lift me up and help me out.


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