The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

There are many books out there that try to help in creating a better life for you.  This book is a rare find as it is a very simple method.  It is so simple that we may apply these rules by even just by the headings of the agreements.  To read these simple rules could make life at ease and it could bring you to personal freedom as stated.

Just over 150 pages, “The Four Agreements” is concentrated right to the point.  It’s actually quite liberating to find a book that is simple to apply to your lives.  The agreements could be promises that one can keep for all of life.  The author is Don Miguel Ruiz and Janet Mills.

First Agreement:

Be Impeccable with Your Word

This is simply to live up to your word.  When you are impeccable with your word, it is like when you say something, you must stand by it.  By being impeccable to our word we learn to really know what we are saying and pay good attention to our words.  This also includes to be aware of our promises.  We make many promises throughout our day and we want to uphold them.  Thus, as we begin to monitor our promises better, then we can begin to notice our many promises throughout the day and thus begin to make good promises and pay heed to what we say that is not beneficial for us.  Thus, our word becomes much more genuine.

Second Agreement:

Don’t Take Anything Personally

Throughout our day, there are things that can try to hit us personally.  Don’t be offended and be in a way where you are not like a sponge soaking all the various energies giving off.  When this occurs then you will be able to understand others better and even understand yourself, without the clouds of judgements.  Anything that could weigh you down will just go away.

Third Agreement:

Don’t Make Assumptions

When not making assumptions, it is like a good way to knowing.  Once we make an assumption, it could go right and cheers.  Otherwise, if it goes south, then this could affect the very first agreement, and could result in another attempt in with the second agreement.  Thus, to play it safe, we can lay low on the assumption.  When we have a well formulated plan, then assumptions could possibly bring better results.

Fourth Agreement:

Always Do Your Best

It is simply to do your best.  Once we do our best then there is no room for regret.  We know it is all that we put in.

“The Four Agreements” is based on Toltec Wisdom, which is ancient wisdom from the Aztecs.  Each agreement is a way of life in the ancient times and it can be expressed today.  Please check out the “Four Agreements”, it will be a wonderful read for you and wisdom of simple guidelines to practice in daily life.

Please enjoy.

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