Over the last several years, I have heard the praises of The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. During this time, so much was going on in my life that I just kept forgetting to read the book and truly understand the greatness that Don Miguel Ruiz shares with his readers. Last year when I was in Atlanta, I tried reading it and all I could do was get through the first three pages–that’s it. Now that my mind is in the right place, it is the perfect book to read in order to get my life aligned.
The book talks about four agreements we make with our lives. According to Ruiz, first, people begin as truly free individuals– children go with the flow and rely less on what society tells them. One of the stories Ruiz shares is of a little girl that is playing and singing until her mom comes home and tells her that her voice is ugly. From that point on, the little girl believes she can not sing. This “agreement” is then set in her mind forever. To truly become free again, one must break these negative agreements we have made with ourselves. I will not share the actual agreements listed in the book because I want you to actually pick up the book (it truly helps to move your life to the place where all your dreams can become true). This book goes on my list of “best books,” along with The Alchemist
, Rubies in the Orchard , Chasing Cool, and The Secret.
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