[book] The four agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz

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This book is practical guide for personal freedom written by the Mexican author Miguel Ruiz, he clarifies the root of our limiting beliefs based on ancient Toltec wisdom that rob us from our joy and creates needless suffering.

Its just a quick review due to the size of the book, but i suggest re-reading it to suck all juice.

The four agreements:

  • Be impeccable with your word: Speak with integrity, only use your word in the direction of love and love. Never use it against yourself nor others, because just an unclear way of shooting yourself in the leg.
  • Dont make assumptions: Always look for the courage to ask questions, communicate as clearly as possible, try to avoid any chance for misunderstanding.
  • Dont take anything personally: No matter what the situation might be, every act a person does reflects only oneself. This might not be obvious but literally if you find the courage to dig deep in any act you'll see that its only a projection of their reality.
  • Always do your best: This might be different from each person to another, or even from the healthy you and sick version of you. Your best will differ each day, but simply by giving your all there will be no room for regret.

Inspiring quotes from the book:


“If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you. If that person doesn't walk away, you will surely endure many years of suffering with him or her. Walking away may hurt for a while, but your heart will eventually heal. Then you can choose what you really want. You will find that you don't need to trust others as much as you need to trust yourself to make the right choices.”



“If others tell us something we make assumptions, and if they don't tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and to replace the need to communicate. Even if we hear something and we don't understand we make assumptions about what it means and then believe the assumptions. We make all sorts of assumptions because we don't have the courage to ask questions.”



“God is life. God is life in action. The best way to say, "I love you, God," is to live your life doing your best. The best way to say, "Thank you, God," is by letting go of the past and living in the present moment, right here and now. Whatever life takes away from you, let it go. When you surrender and let go of the past, you allow yourself to be fully alive in the moment. Letting go of the past means you can enjoy the dream that is happening right now.”


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The perfect book for an infographic


Edited by Colin

The kingdom of heaven is within.

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@Colin well thats a more clean summarization to print and re-read as an affirmation from now and then, Thanks :D !

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