Book Review: The Four Agreements (#22/30)

Title: The Four Agreements

Author: Don Miguel Ruiz

Published By: Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc.

Release Date: 1997

Genre: Self-help

Format: Paperback

Length:129 pages

Synopsis

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

Review

Hands down, one of the best books I have ever read in my life.

Really.

I know I say that some books are great and all that? But hear me out, this little book is ALL THAT (big things come in little packages). I am in awe of how the author discusses these simple four agreements but shares some profound truths on them. 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

By reading and mindfully absorbing the profound gems contained in this book, I am learning to be careful of the words I tell myself. Words are so powerful in that they can lift you up or break you down.

I am also learning not to take things personally. What people do or say is a reflection of who they are and not who you are. It has nothing to do with you.

I am also realizing the importance of not making assumptions and communicating at every level of relationships I have with people. You do not know what goes on in the mind of another person so why assume? Communication should be present to ensure that you do not suffer needlessly.

And of course, I have been encouraged to constantly do my best, which may change at different stages in life, as change is constant, but to keep striving to do my best; in my relationships, the achievement of my goals, my career and whatever phase of life I find myself in.

This book is a blessing.

Verdict

A huge 9.5/10 FO’ SURE!!!

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