The Four agreements

FOLLOW THE SIGNS

This book came to me, entirely via synchronicity. Suddenly everything I was seeing, reading online & conversations I was having, came around to this book. So not being one to fight the signs presented by the universe,  I went on Amazon with a quickness & purchased my copy. The book was just so effortless to read & was a complete page turner (It’s also a short read so that helps). You know when something just resonates with your spirit & you end up answering back at the book like you’re in church!…Yeah that happened.

Since then I have bought a further two copies for friends & will continue to recommend this as essential reading when you need that little spirit tune up. I can totally see myself revisiting this jewel, when I need it.

I was drawn to this book knowing it was drawing upon ancient wisdom from the toltec people of Mexico. My interest in South American sprituality stems from having travelled to Brazil many times to sing, but more so since my trip to Peru, to experience drinking  Ayahuasca with a shaman a few years back. (I’ll do a post about that trip actually). However you don’t have to be particularly religious or curious to reap rewards from this book.

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My interest in ancient south american spirituality started when I travelled to Iquitos, Peru with my best friend (this is us, at the retreat)

 

The Four Agreements are:

1. Be Impeccable with your Word

Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best                                                                                                                                  Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

I Recommend it

Not to over sell it, but I meditated after finishing it & was one of the best ones i’d had in ages. You know the saying hurt people hurt people…Well what I got a sense of peace from, was Don Miguel Ruiz’s ability to remind our souls that we don’t have to be in agreement with the abuse of ourselves, by ourselves or by others. I wholeheartedly recommend this book, & if you do pick it up, drop a comment & let me know your thoughts.

Happy Construction

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