Book Summary - the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz Essay

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Book Summary ‘The Four Agreements’
“Do not be concerned about the future; keep your attention on today, and stay in the present moment. Just live one day at a time. Always do your best to keep these agreements, and soon it will be easy for you. Today is the beginning of a new dream.”
-Don Miguel Ruiz The Four Agreements is a guide for those whom seek improvement in their personal life. The book was written by Don Miguel Ruiz whose ideas come from the ancient Toltec wisdom of the Native people of Southern Mexico. Toltec people were well known as ‘people of knowledge’. They were artists and scientist who created a society to explore and conserve the traditional spiritual knowledge and practices of their ancestors. The Toltec saw no
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Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. 4. Always do your best –
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstances, simply do your best and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

What do the Four Agreements mean to me?
To be impeccable with my word is to speak out of honesty and love. This is one of the most difficult agreements to follow but is the one that magnifies extraordinary results when achieved. Even if I have failed to accomplish this first agreement on any previous day, I have now learned to leave the past in the past and focus on the present by starting over and being impeccable with my word. In addition to this, I also now view my words in two categories, the power to heal or the power to harm. It is not righteous in my eyes to be impeccable with my word by speaking with Integrity if everything I’m saying is creating harm to others or me. Honoring the agreement to ‘Be Impeccable With Your Word’ can give me that moment to pause and ask myself if what I’m about to say will be healing or harmful. Angry and cruel words can be the hardest to retrieve and can have the longest regret attached. If I am dedicated to live my life with Love as my foundation,
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