4 Agreements Book Summary

With consciousness and understanding comes forgiveness. I`m sorry for our past and for the persistent “mistakes” we still have in relation to the agreements we still have. Forgive us for letting ourselves and the people around us suffer because of these illusions. I`m sorry for the suffering that others cause because of their illusions. The Four Accords is a book that sets up a Mexican indigenous alternative to exploiting the nature of reality and existence. And although the author, Don Miguel Ruiz, identifies as “Toltec,” a broader label of neo-shamanism is probably more realistic. That`s all for this book! Don Miguel`s words are so simple, but so powerful. I hope you have learned a lot about the origin of your old beliefs and rules and how to adopt new agreements to live better in the future. That is why the first concordance of this book is to be blameless with your word. But what exactly does that mean? Well, the word “impeccable” means perfect.

So you should be perfect or flawless with the words you use to speak to yourself. This path begins with the four agreements. These are new ways of life that you can voluntarily follow. These agreements are: why not try to break one of the hundreds or thousands of agreements you have now? Maybe you`re thinking you`re not good at painting — break the watercolors and have fun creating something. By gradually continuing the process, you can change things gradually for the better. Follow the platform on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. Reminds me of a Buddhist idea. A Vietnamese Buddhist professor named Thich Nhat Hanh says we all have a memory consciousness, a place from which seeds form in our daily thoughts. These seeds can be healthy or harmful.

So we need to feed the seeds healthy so that they stay in our minds longer. We must also bring back harmful seeds (such as anger, ignorance and greed) into our camp consciousness. If you want to learn more about these great Buddhist ideas, read our summary of Thich Nhat Hanh`s The Heart of the Buddha`s Teachings. If you like the job or the job you do, you will do your best without even trying. Your work will feel effortless and you will get much better results. This final agreement will help you increase the power of other agreements while stripping yourself of old patterns. And that`s exactly what happened. I hope that this structure pushes you to take up this book, to learn one or two new things and to broaden your perspective. Don Miguel Ruiz is now an incredibly popular author of personal growth books. This book The Four Agreements has sold millions of copies and inspired countless people. But Don Miguel was not always a spiritual man.

One drawback of the book is that some of the chords are too extreme, and if you take them literally, they can cause additional problems in your life if taken without a proverbial grain of salt.