The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

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Apr 7, 2022

The book takes inspiration from a set of spiritual beliefs held by the ancient Toltec people to help readers transform their lives into a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

According to the author, Don Miguel Ruiz, everything a person does is based on ‘agreements’ they have made with themselves, with others, with God, and with life itself. In these agreements, people may tell themselves who they are, how to behave, what is possible, and what is impossible. Some agreements that individuals create may not cause issues, but there are certain agreements that come from a place of fear and have the power to deplete one’s emotional energy as well as diminish the self-worth of a person.

The book states that these self-limiting agreements are what creates needless suffering Ruiz also believes that to find personal joy, one must get rid of society-imposed and fear-based agreements that may subconsciously influence the behavior and mindset of the individual.

Another basic premise of the book suggests that much of suffering is self-created and that most of the time, individuals have the ability to transform themselves and the negative thoughts they may have about situations occurring within their life. The author identifies sources of unhappiness in life and proposes four beneficial agreements that one can make with oneself to improve one’s overall state of well-being.

By making a pact with these four key agreements, an individual is able to dramatically impact the amount of happiness they feel in their lives, regardless of external circumstances.

Author Don Miguel Ruiz with Janet Mills
Country United States
Language English
Series Toltec Wisdom
Genre Spirituality, Self-help, Personal growth
Published 1997 (Amber-Allen Publishing)
Media type Book

the 1st agreement 00: 03
the 2nd agreement 24: 21
the 3rd agreement 37: 52
the 4th agreement 50:12"