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Sit at the foot of a native elder and listen as great wisdom of days long past is passed down. 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. The four agreements are these: Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Always do your best. It's the how and why one should do these things that make The Four Agreements worth reading and remembering. --P. Randall Cohan
Ruiz's explanations of Toltec-based cosmography got a major boost recently when publishing pooh-bah Oprah Winfrey mentioned his work on her TV show. Ruiz, whose workshop teachings are distilled here, was born into a Mexican family of traditional healers, became a surgeon in adulthood, then underwent a near-death experience that made him reexamine his life, his beliefs. Like the popular works of the late Carlos Castaneda, Ruiz's teachings focus on dreams and visions. "Dreaming," Ruiz argues, "is the main function of the mind." A series of four "agreements" are detailed, which make up a larger picture of unconditional human faith. Despite the New Age- sounding language, Ruiz is refreshingly clear in the presentation of his ideas. Reading aloud, actor Coyote sounds every bit the enthusiastic old hippie, genuinely excited by the concepts he is spinning. Based on the 1997 Amber-Allen edition.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
great starter book for those seeking an understanding of self and how to accept what we are so we can grow into what we dream about.Published 2 days ago by Tom Littlewood
He explains it as it is and if you can apply those agreements, I do believe, life would be pleasant !Published 16 days ago by Dorine Goguen
Nothing new really however it makes you self-aware of 4 truths that at times can be tough to implement but can definitely change your life! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jahaira
I enjoyed this book. The concepts taught in this book are very liberating and meaningful. Its a MUST READPublished 2 months ago by Tahsin Zaman
The four agreements, which are described in the first half of the book, are excellent and worthy of a well-written book. Unfortunately, this is not that book.Published 2 months ago by Doug M