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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (Toltec Wisdom)

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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 the ones we make with ourselves. In these agreements we tell ourselves who we are, how to behave, what is possible, what is impossible. One single agreement is not such a problem, but we have many agreements that come from fear, deplete our energy, and diminish our self-worth.

In this powerful book that has remained on The New York Times bestseller list for over five years, don Miguel reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. When we are ready to change these agreements, there are four deceptively simple, yet powerful agreements that we can adopt as guiding principles. The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

Review:

"Like the popular works of Carlos Castaneda, Ruiz's teachings focus on dreams and visions....A series of four 'agreements' are detailed, which make up a larger picture of unconditional human faith." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs, four agreements in life are essential steps on the path to personal freedom. As beliefs are transformed through maintaining these agreements, shamanic teacher and healer don Miguel Ruiz asserts lives will "become filled with grace, peace, and unconditional love."

About the Author

Don Miguel Ruiz was born into a family of healers, and raised in rural Mexico by a curandera (healer) mother and a nagual (shaman) grandfather. The family anticipated that Miguel would embrace their centuries-old legacy of healing and teaching, and carry forward the esoteric Toltec knowledge. Instead, distracted by modern life, Miguel chose to attend medical school and become a surgeon.

A near-death experience changed his life. Late one night in the early 1970s, he awoke suddenly, having fallen asleep at the wheel of his car. At that instant the car careened into a wall of concrete. Don Miguel remembers that he was not in his physical body as he watched himself pull his two friends to safety.

Stunned by this experience, he began an intensive practice of self-inquiry. He devoted himself to the mastery of the ancient ancestral wisdom, studying earnestly with his mother, and completing an apprenticeship with a powerful shaman in the Mexican desert. His grandfather, who had since passed on, continued to teach him in his dreams.

In the tradition of the Toltec, a nagual guides an individual to personal freedom. Don Miguel Ruiz, a nagual from the Eagle Knight lineage, is dedicated to sharing his knowledge of the teachings of the ancient Toltec. For more than a decade, he has worked to impart this wisdom to his students through lectures, workshops, and journeys to sacred sites around the world.

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the_serene, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by the_serene)
Ruiz's book is simple and straight forward. For some people who have been seeking for some time it might be too simplistic. At the time I read it I was ready to release old thinking and was able to experience healing from past hurts. I am not a writer, I wish I could express how much impact this book had on me. I would recommend this book to anyone seeking why life isn't working for them, going thru a life trauma (divorce), etc. A great tool in breaking free of inaccurate thinking.
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be love, January 24, 2011 (view all comments by be love)
this book is wonderful - a must read - a must read from time to time even, as a reminder of what can be through ones ability in keeping the four agreements..

i love and appreciate this man for his work for his willingness to share his truth so others can benefit from them :)

please, if you are on a spiritual journey and you are seeking inner awareness then i urge you to read this book! peace~
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Tristan, April 24, 2010 (view all comments by Tristan)
An inspiring and insightful read...Ruiz crafts his work with care and compassion for the reader. This is truly an amazing book, and provides great advice on how to live a full and happy life. Simply wonderful.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781878424310
Author:
Ruiz, Don Miguel
Publisher:
Amber-Allen Publishing
Location:
San Rafael, Calif. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
New Age (Self Help)
Subject:
Health and hygiene
Subject:
Miscellanea
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Indians of mexico
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
Alternate Spirituality
Subject:
Inspiration & Personal Growth
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Toltec philosophy
Subject:
Toltec philosophy -- Miscellanea.
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
SEL031000
Subject:
Metaphysics-General
Subject:
Religion Western-Inspirational
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Toltec Wisdom
Series Volume:
QB 96-04
Publication Date:
19971131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Like the popular works of Carlos Castaneda, Ruiz's teachings focus on dreams and visions....A series of four 'agreements' are detailed, which make up a larger picture of unconditional human faith." Publishers Weekly
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs, four agreements in life are essential steps on the path to personal freedom. As beliefs are transformed through maintaining these agreements, shamanic teacher and healer don Miguel Ruiz asserts lives will "become filled with grace, peace, and unconditional love."
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