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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Growth
Simply outstanding. The simplicity and depth of the wisdom of the four agreements are transformational. Be Impeccable With Your Word, Don’t Take Anything Personally, Don’t Make Assumptions, and Always Do Your Best. don Miguel Ruiz exposes the layers of fog we are conditioned by (domesticated with) and cuts through this fog with the four foundational agreements above which surpass all others. He explains how and why we have our manyfold beliefs and thoughts (our own personal agreements), and how we choose to accept the agreements of others through early life. This, again, echoes many of the personal development books of today which look at our own failings. Some look at them scientifically – from the point of psychology or mindset – and some spiritually – from a place of love and oneness – while this book looks at the Native American Wisdom in a holistic fashion. While science, as we know it today, was not as developed when these understandings of life were formed, these four agreements embody a simplicity that couples both psychology and spirit in a way that is practical and transformational. don Miguel explains each in simple terms yet show a depth of integration that provides a solid foundation for a magnificent life. I recommend this book to anybody seeking their own truth and authenticity.