The Four Agreements – (Toltec Wisdom) by Don Miguel Ruiz & Janet Mills (Paperback)
The Four Agreements is a bestselling book written by Don Miguel Ruiz and Janet Mills that presents Toltec wisdom. The Toltec civilization was a pre-Columbian civilization that flourished in Central Mexico from the 10th to the 12th centuries. The Toltecs were known for their esoteric knowledge and spiritual wisdom, which have been passed down through generations, and are now presented in The Four Agreements.
The book is a concise guide to living a life of personal freedom and happiness. The Four Agreements are four simple principles that can help you transform your life and the way you interact with others. These agreements are:
1. Be impeccable with your word.
2. Don`t take anything personally.
3. Don`t make assumptions.
4. Always do your best.
Being impeccable with your word means avoiding gossip, speaking only the truth, and using your words to create positive actions in the world. This agreement is about being honest with yourself and others, and living your life with integrity.
Not taking anything personally means not taking things that others say or do personally. You can`t control the actions of others, but you can control your reaction to them. This agreement is about not taking things too seriously, and realizing that everyone has their own perspective and motivations.
Not making assumptions means not assuming that you know what others are thinking or feeling. Instead, you should ask questions and seek clarity in your communication. This agreement is about avoiding misunderstandings and conflict, and becoming a better listener.
Always doing your best means always putting forth your best effort, even if your effort falls short of perfection. This agreement is about honoring your own potential and being true to yourself.
The Four Agreements is a guidebook for living a life of personal freedom and happiness. It presents Toltec wisdom in a clear and concise manner, and provides practical advice that can help you transform your life. Whether you are looking to improve your relationships, find inner peace, or pursue your dreams, The Four Agreements can help you get there.