This one book changed my life, and it can change yours!

I felt like I was living life in an emotional prison. I was constantly fighting my emotions, never being able to let them go, always feeling ashamed of them. I felt like a prisoner to my past, present, and future. I felt like I was on an eternal roller coaster spiralling out of control all the time. I wanted a blueprint, a roadmap, somewhat of a step-by-step process to help me manage my life.


No one is ever happy all the time. But if you have what it takes to be happy with what you have, then you will never feel unhappy again. That's the agreement of appreciation. You can't just appreciate what you have, but also appreciate who you are and what your journey is about- that's the agreement of being impeccable with your word."

If we're not careful, our life can fall into a pattern of fear and anger. That's why it's important to make agreements with ourselves- to keep ourselves accountable for how we live our lives.

One day, I received an incredible book as a gift and it amazingly changed my life forever.

The Four Agreements is a book written by Don Miguel Ruiz that teaches four principles for personal development. This book begins with the story of the author, Don Miguel Ruiz. Ruiz had spent many years as an old-fashioned healer, but he would often be called to save people who were dying because he couldn't heal them. This led him to become very resentful and angry at God for having given him the responsibility of saving lives but never giving him the power to do it. This anger led him on a spiritual journey that taught him about the four agreements which are: be impeccable with your word, don't take anything personal, don't make assumptions, and always do your best.

His story hit close to home and I felt a kinship with this author, one that made his story not only credible but something I wanted to put into practice in my own life.

The 4 Agreements of Being a Happy and Peaceful Person

T1) Be Impeccable with Your Word. Try not to waste your energy in gossiping, lying, or exaggerating your storytelling. There is something to be said about having integrity in everything you share. Say what you mean. The Toltecs believed that if people always speak the truth, they will live in harmony with themselves and with other people.

2) Don't Take Anything Personally. Simply means to not allow your self-worth to be dependent on the actions of others. Don’t take things personally is a bit of universal advice, but it seems that this is especially important in today’s world where we have access to so much information and people are quick to throw insults.

3) Don't Make Assumptions. The third agreement is to not take anything for granted. One of the meanings of assumptions in science is to take something for granted without proof, so it means taking something as true when there is no evidence. Assumptions are based on the belief that certain conditions are true. They are used to make calculations or predictions. They have to be accurate in order for the predicted outcome to be true. So, don't make assumptions unless you have evidence to prove their accurateness.

4) Always Do Your Best. The Fourth Agreement is one of the most important agreements in the book, and it has a philosophy that everyone should live by. It encourages us to always do our best and to allow other people to do their best - without holding them accountable for our mistakes. The fourth agreement is a great tool for helping us change our perspective on life and managing our expectations. It reminds us that we aren't in control of everything and that there are some things we can't change no matter how hard we try.

Don Miguel Ruiz believes that people have the ability to improve their lives if they are willing to do their best at all times. This agreement applies to everything in life - personal relationships, family relationships, professional relationships, work ethics, and doing one's best in all endeavors.

This book provides an overview of Ruiz's teachings about living your life with integrity. This is an agreement that doesn't need to be discussed, it just needs to be lived.

People might be able to better implement the four agreements in their lives by reading it in a different way. They might find themselves agreeing with the agreements, identifying themselves with the points, and realizing that there are no victims in this book, only people who choose it to be so.

If you are ready to take your life in a more peaceful direction and are just looking for the right anchor, I strongly urge you to get this book and to read it over and over again until its teachings become second nature to you. It's the kind of book you keep on your night table so that you can easily grab it first thing in the morning or last thing at night so that you keep reiterating the 4 agreements within you.

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