Don Miguel Ruiz’s book is a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom.
— Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
 
 

The Four Agreements

 

The Four Agreements©, was published in 1997 and has sold around 6.5 million copies. It has been on the New York Times Best selling list for almost a decade. Everything we do is based on agreements we have made - agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, with life. But the most important agreements are the ones we make with ourselves.

 
 

The Four Agreements are:

  1. Be Impeccable With Your Word.

  2. Don't Take Anything Personally.

  3. Don't Make Assumptions.

  4. Always Do Your Best.

 
 

In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

• A New York Times bestseller for over a decade
• Over 6.4 million copies sold in the U.S.
• Translated into 40 languages worldwide

An inspiring book with many great lessons.
— Wayne Dyer, Author, Real Magic
 

Introduction

In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

 

Domestication: Part 1

In Part 1 of this 2-part video, we learn about the “domestication” of humans and how all the rules and values of our family and society are imposed on us through a system of punishment and reward. As little children, our true nature is to love and be happy, to explore and enjoy life; we are completely authentic. But then we learn to be what others think we “should” be, and because it’s not okay for us to be what we are, we start pretending to be what we are not. By the time we are teenagers, we’ve learned to judge ourselves, punish ourselves, and reward ourselves according to agreements that we never even chose. The Four Agreements help us to break self-limiting agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us freedom, happiness, and love.

 

Domestication: Part 2

In Part 2 of this 2-part video, we learn about the Book of Law that rules our mind and the inner judge that makes us suffer because we never measure up to our “image of perfection.” All of our normal tendencies are lost in the process of domestication, and we begin to search for what we have lost. We search for freedom because we are no longer free; we search for happiness because we are no longer happy; we search for beauty because we no longer believe we are beautiful. What we are searching for is our “self.” With practice, The Four Agreements help us to recover our “authentic self” and it’s the greatest gift that we can give ourselves.

 
In the tradition of Castaneda, Ruiz distills essential Toltec wisdom, expressing with clarity and impeccability what it means for men and women to live as peaceful warriors in the modern world.
— Dan Millman, Author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior