The four agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

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INTRODUCTION When Don Miguel wrote his book entitled “the Four Agreements”, and published it in 1997, it caused a stir from the outset. It is like nothing we have ever seen. It presents a whole new perspective of life. Miguel Angel Ruiz is a new age author and spiritualist from Mexico.


They proposed that the environment we live in is in fact a very sophisticated dream, and that each person is a reflection of another. Thus, we are all connected. That everything we do and say is a standard regime that we are each gradually programmed with as we grow. This pantheistic picture is what the Toltecs preserved through the centuries. It elevates man to a divine level, and it all depends with how we see ourselves. Although there are many pacts, or agreements, we make with society, God, and our fellow man, the most important agreements are those we make with ourselves, which will ultimately determine who we become. Don Miguel clearly outlines four of these agreements that, if reached, will transform and elevate the person’s life into a whole new aspect of the dream. The drama of hell that life brings will disappear, and the person will be creating his own personal dream of heaven. The first agreement is the most important, but most challenging to keep. It is to be impeccable with your word. Because the word is very powerful, having the capability to either build or destroy. Don Miguel writes that, “The word is the most powerful tool you have as a human; it is the tool of magic. ...
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