The Impact of The Fifth Agreement: Truth, Virtual Truth and Agreement by Don Ruiz

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The Fifth Agreement: Truth, Virtual Truth and Agreement Reading “The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery to me was just like reading every other book. I never thought it was going to make a huge impact in my life. It made me understood more about life and I was able to reflect my entire life to the book. One basic concept I came to understand was the real meaning of Truth and how it plays a very important role in my life. It also made me understand that there is a difference between the real truth and the virtual truth. Truth is simply the body of real things, events and facts about something, either a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality. It can also be a judgment, preposition or idea that is true or accepted as true. Each and every one of us has to live with the truth for our entire lifetime. At a point in our lives, we all have to lie which eventually results to conflict and for the conflict to be resolved, we need to reinstate the truth. “The truth doesn’t need to prove itself; it exist whether we believe in it or not” (58). Virtual truth is based on believing what is real; the earth is round, there is no debate and it would be a waste of time to challenge this truth because it is in its purest form and we see everything just as it is. The point of this is for us to be aware of the difference between the real truth and virtual truth. The Five agreement that Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz with Janet Mills describe in their book,

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