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I do not even know where to begin with this book, other than to say if you want to gain some simple yet profound wisdom about life and how we shape our reality and create our own “heaven” and “hell”, then this book is for you.
The Four Agreements was a relatively short book, less than 150 pages but I needed to read it slowly to digest the nuggets of wisdom that Don laid down. The book is centered around four agreements based on Toltec teachings:
- Be impeccable with your word
- Do not take things personally
- Do not make assumptions
- Always try your best
They are meant to help you break the mental fog created by self-limiting beliefs. It is about unlearning and changing the agreements we have made with ourselves, concerning our identities, beliefs and reality.
The concepts are not new or revolutionary but they resonated with me so much in its simplicity. Have you ever read something so simple yet utterly deep that it shocked your mind? Maybe I am extravagating or going crazy and you
may not, will not experience the same scenario as me, since we all perceive things differently based on our own agreements, but I think this book is worth a read.
I can honestly see myself re-reading this book many times throughout my life as a reminder to seek the truth. Mr. Ruiz explanation on how our parents and society has impacted our perception of ourselves and the world we create for ourselves was simple and insightful. He frequently stresses the power of words in shaping our lives and the effect it can have on our lives and others if not used carefully.
I must admit that some of the text was repetitive as he goes over and emphasises key points. None the less, I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
This review is not going along the typically style but I have no other words. I leave you to take what you want from my words and decide for yourself whether to dive into the realm of this book. If you do decide to read this book, I would love to have a discussion.
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