Book Talk: The Four Agreements
A co-worker recommended this book to me. Once he did, it was all over my social media feed. We were in Barnes & Noble and I had come across the book in a set by Don Miguel Ruiz and decided to pick it up. I am so glad I did. I sat and read through this book in one day. It's a book that you are already familiar with the words, but the words are speaking to you as if it's the first time. I say this because as you're reading, you're like: "Yeah, I already believe that," or "yeah, I want this for myself," or "I didn't think of it in that way."
It's a book that encourages us to be our best self and to free us from all of the self-limiting beliefs that rob us of our joy.
So what exactly are the four agreements? You probably already know them but have phrased the words in a different way.
- Be Impeccable with your word
- Don't take anything personally
- Don't make assumptions
- Always do your best
Don Miguel Ruiz gives a little back story as to how we became the way we are today and why we believe what we believe and why we limit ourselves to a certain extent. He also shares how to break those ways and those old agreements we have created for ourselves and to adopt the four agreements I'm sure we all are trying to live by.
This isn't one of those books that you read and forget about because it isn't one of those books that are giving you those quick fix solutions that we really don't care too much about.
For me personally, I had already chosen these agreements for myself before I even picked up this book. This book was just a reminder of the promise I had made to myself and a push to stay on track. This book is something that I would pick up to read when I seem lost and need to be redirected.
If you're looking for an uplifting reminder then I highly recommend this book. Because at the end of the day, I think we're all trying to be better humans.
Here are some other books by Ruiz that I intend on reading:
The Fifth Agreement (I just started reading this one)
The Voice of Knowledge (My husband is currently reading this)