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Overview In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, 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. The Four Agreements are: Be Impeccable With Your Word, Don't Take Anything Personally, Don't Make Assumptions, Always Do Your Best.

Reviews I am reading this book, and even though it is a small book, when I finish page 129, I start over again on page 1. I have been reading it for about five years


fifteen years now, and I suspect I will continue reading it for as long as I can read. A few pages at a time is more than enough to give me something to kick around in my head for a few days.

The book could be tagged as a self-growth book, but that is too limiting. It is a book that challenges one to live up to four simple truths, and offers transformational results as a result if one could live a life completely engaged in the four agreements. They are so concise that I can state them here. 1) Be impeccable with your word. 2) Don't take anything personally. 3) Don't make assumptions. 4) Always do your best. Simple huh? Track a day and see how many times you disagree (in your actions or your mind) with Don Ruiz. To my constant amazement, I find myself stumbling over one or another of these agreements with some regularity. So it helps to remind myself by the occasional reread.

I am not reading with a hope that I will attain some mystical state, but I read because I find the author's explanation of how our mind, our society, and importantly, our relationships work to be insightful even though it is based on a paradigm that is completely outside my heritage of growing up in a small New England town.

I don't like hypothetical questions, but there is no doubt that this is one powerful and wonderful book that deserves a wide reading audience by anyone who is interested in one of the old ones: "What is the meaning of life?"

Reading this book, I have started to formulate a good answer to that question. It's about time I would say. I have had a chance to live long enough that I should be able to answer that one. It is 2013, ten years after I wrote this first review, and the book is still on my nightstand by my bed. It is a good read. This is my second time reading this book and I picked it up again because I felt I was compromising too much in my life and it was affecting my core. I have a chapter to go but here's the summary:


The book cites four agreements that, with practice, will lead you to a happier state of living, essentially and dramatically, lead you out of your living hell. The idea is focused 100% on you. You can only control yourself and only honor yourself.

1. Be impeccable with your word. Your word is your power to create the events in your life. It can create positive events or destructive events. Impeccable means "without sin". So the idea here is that you use your word without sin against yourself. You take responsibility for your actions but you do not judge and blame yourself. There is a big difference. And as you practice your impeccable word don't you think the very actions which might have caused you to judge and blame yourself before will decrease and it will become easier to truly know the difference between taking responsibility and punishing yourself (over and over again).

2. Don't take anything personally. Don't take compliments or insults or anything in between personally. If you know who you are and are impeccable with your word (i.e.: being yourself, not going against yourself) then you will get better and better at not allowing others to shape how you feel about yourself. This particular chapter I struggle with because I personally like to build people up by showing them how I feel about them and what I think about who they are. It is a rare thing for me to tell someone something negative unless i am trying to be a friend to help them through something and they need to hear it. However, I will re-read this to try to gain more meaning and understanding out of it.

3. Don't make assumptions. This almost requires no comment. We do this ALL the time. I know I do. You hear someone explaining their situation and as they are you are summarizing it in your own words in your head, filling in blanks because you want to have the complete picture. Except it's not the complete picture because rather than ask questions to fill in the blanks, you used your own experience and assumptions to do so.

4. Always do your best so that you will not judge and punish yourself. Do things because you want to do them and do your best, not for some reward. Enjoy your life. Live it now. And your best may not be the same every day if you're sick, tired, or you've fallen victim to beating yourself up. Doing your best means doing your best with the previous 3 agreements also and it means you may not always live up to your desire to always honor them. But it's your best so don't judge yourself.


I know this little book is the type of cliché self-help item that makes its way to the impulse-purchase-friendly shelves by the registers at Barns and Nobel around Christmas time and subsequently gathers dust on bookshelves across the nation unread by recipients because they are not the "type of person who reads self-help books."

But please don't judge this book by it's section.

The writing is a bit choppy and the use of repetition can be annoying initially, but the message is completely worth it. Although many of us have probably heard this type of logic before (you get what you give, negative thoughts only lead to negative things, etc) it is extremely easy to loose sight of that in the daily drama of our lives. I am still noticing the effect this book had on my life when I find myself gossiping less and holding my tongue when I want to be negative and judgmental. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for some perspective and hope. “The human mind is like a fertile ground where seeds are continually being planted,” writes author Don Miguel Ruiz. And that is why books like these are so important and refreshing!

I have read a number of Buddhist books in my lifetime and The Four Agreements is very much like all of them in its simple philosophy of Right Living.

“We make the assumption that everyone sees life the way we do. We assume others think the way we think, feel the way we feel, judge the way we judge, and abuse the way we abuse. This is the biggest assumptions that humans can make. And this is why we have a fear of being ourselves around others. Because we think everyone else will judge us, victimize us, abuse us, and blame us as we do ourselves. So even before others have a chance to reject us, we have already rejected ourselves. That is the way the human mind works.”

The ideas are extremely simple, but incredibly profound and sensible. It's a practical guide to communicating with yourself like a child. The Four Agreements are these: 1. Be Impeccable with your Word, 2. Don’t Take Anything Personally, 3.


Don’t Make Assumptions, and 4. Always Do Your Best. This coupled with mindful breathing and loving prayers, one can become a Spiritual Warrior in the Toltec tradition.

These kinds of books are important for reminding us that we are all very much alike in our programming, that we can find personal happiness by lifting our personal fears long enough to see them for what they are, and that we deserve to feel the miracle of heaven around us. This world can be either "good" or "bad" or neither through the prism of our own eyes, and regardless of our programming, that lens is focused by our power of personal choice. The Four Agreements isn't just a meaningful reminder that we can be happy; it's also an extremely condensed read that can be absorbed in a day. It makes the possibility of reading it over and over again probable.

“We must forgive those we feel have wronged us, not because they deserve to be forgiven, but because we love ourselves so much we don’t want to keep paying for the injustice.”

One of many incredible insights into a magical guide towards self-love. “The human mind is like a fertile ground where seeds are continually being planted,” writes author Don Miguel Ruiz. And that is why books like these are so important and refreshing!

I have read a number of Buddhist books in my life and The Four Agreements is very much like all of them in its simple philosophy of Right Living.

“We make the assumption that everyone sees life the way we do. We assume others think the way we think, feel the way we feel, judge the way we judge, and abuse the way we abuse. This is the biggest assumptions that humans can make. And this is why we have a fear of being ourselves around others. Because we think everyone else will judge us, victimize us, abuse us, and blame us as we do ourselves. So even before others have a chance to reject us, we have already rejected ourselves. That is the way the human mind works.”


The ideas are extremely simple, but incredibly profound and sensical. It's a practical guide to communicating with yourself like a child. The Four Agreements are these: 1. Be Impeccable with your Word, 2. Don’t Take Anything Personally, 3. Don’t Make Assumptions, and 4. Always Do Your Best. This coupled with mindful breathing and loving prayers, one can become a Spiritual Warrior in the Toltec tradition.

These kinds of books are important for reminding us that we are all very much alike in our programming, that we can find personal happiness by lifting our personal fears long enough to see them for what they are, and that we deserve to feel the miracle of heaven around us. This world can be either "good" or "bad" or neither through the prism of our own eyes, and regardless of our programming, that lens is focused by our power of personal choice. The Four Agreements isn't just a meaningful reminder that we can be happy, it's also an extremely condensed read that can be absorbed in a day. It makes the possibility of reading it over and over again probable.

“We must forgive those we feel have wronged us, not because they deserve to be forgiven, but because we love ourselves so much we don’t want to keep paying for the injustice.”

One of many incredible insights into a magical guide towards self-love. Not a day goes by that I do not live by these four agreements. It was recommended to me about 9 years ago, and from the minute I opened its covers I knew Don Miguel was going to help me change my life. I have used the agreements to illustrate situations of all kinds, from familial relationships to my son's hockey tryouts. The toughest one, still, for me is Agreement #2: Don't Take Things Personally. I still do. Less than before, but it's still a tough one to master. However, every day I invoke at least one Agreement vocally, and at the end of each day I review how they might have helped me to overcome a challenge or embrace a triumph.

I have gifted this book many times. It continues to be a driving force in my life and I am all the better for having these guidelines to help me navigate the tough terrain.


Highly recommended for anyone with the desire to understand how to maximize each day and accept that things may not go our way but that we are in control to make the changes we wish to see. This is a life changing book. The theory presented is that hell is actually where we are living now, here on earth. Hell is something that we create with our minds, and is a part of the collective consciousness. The only way to escape this hell is to free yourself by rejecting these teachings.

The theories are so simple, but putting them into practice takes a little work. If you can follow these teachings, you will feel like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders. Read the summary below, and see what you think.

To summarize, here are the four agreements (taken from a review here at http://www.nderf.org/4AgreementsRevie... These are not my words):

(1) Be Impeccable With Your Word. The broad scope of this concept is to avoid sin against yourself by what you think. Sinning against the self takes many forms: such as, putting yourself down, gossiping, or putting anybody else down because you don't agree with what they think. Actions and words need to be consistent as part of being impeccable with yourself. The other side of the coin is the smoky mirror concept. Ruiz makes the point that our perceptions of others are merely reflections of ourselves. Therefore, to put another down or project negative words or energy towards another person, is to lash out at the other person because of our own insecurities.

(2) Don't Take Anything Personally. There is an awful lot of negative energy out there and some of it is directed at us by other people. If you take it personally and take on the poison of another's words, it becomes a very negative agreement you have with yourself. What anybody thinks about you, or says about you, is really about them. Not taking it personally allows you to be in relationship with anyone and not get trapped in their stuff. This agreement can also pertain to things that we take personally that cause us to go into upset.


(3) Don't Make Assumptions. What we think we understand about what someone says, how someone looks at us, what someone means by what they do, etc, may often not reflect reality at all, and more often than not lead us to think badly of ourselves or of others, and reinforce not being impeccable with our word.

(4) Always Do Your Best. Your "best" is a variable thing from moment to moment. "When you do your best, you don't give the Judge the opportunity to find you guilty or to blame you.� You can always say, “I did my best." There are no regrets. (p.80) The other key to doing your best revolves about being in action. "Action is about living fully. Inaction is the way that we deny life. Inaction is sitting in front of the television every day for years because you are afraid to be alive and to take the risk of expressing what you are. Expressing what you are is taking action. You can have many great ideas in your head, but what makes the difference is the action. Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results, and no reward." (p.82)

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