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The Four Agreements
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom | Don Miguel Ruiz
THE FOUR AGREEMENTSBE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORDSpeak 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. DON'T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLYNothing 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.DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONSFind 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.ALWAYS DO YOUR BESTYour best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are tired as opposed to well-rested. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONOver seven years on The New York Timesbestseller list!In THE FOUR AGREEMENTS, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.'Don Miguel Ruiz'a book is a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom.'- Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success'An inspiring book with many great lessons . . . '- Wayne Dyer, Author, Real Magic'In the tradition of Castaneda, Ruiz distils essential Toltec wisdom, expressing with clarity and impeccability what it means for men and women to live as peaceful warriors in the modern world.'- Dan Millman, Author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior
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soul.myths
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Are we free to be who we really are? ♡

#firstpost
#fouragreements
#wisdom
#donmiguelruiz

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MrBook
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My #BestSellers Display is doing the best so far this month! I‘ve had 22 get borrowed off of it since I set it up a little over two weeks ago 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!

#Bestsellers Display replenishment stack 1/2. Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksDisplays

Scochrane26 One of these days, I really need to read Night. 1mo
Crazeedi Four agreements are my motto 1mo
Eggs I‘ve read all of these 1mo
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rwmg Night, Gatsby, Lord of the Flies 1mo
ShelleyBooksie I read Lord Of The Flies in high school. I REALLY disliked it. 1mo
Andrew65 Then She Was Gone And The Great Gatsby. 1mo
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freyaheart
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This has been on my TBR forever. Finally going to read it.

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JeezBee
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Just starting this! Found it on a list via Forbes : )

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sailu112
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This book is such an eye opener for me. I should have read it when I was ten years old. Or may be I wouldn't have understood it then! Nevertheless I am so glad I read it. And now I have the four agreements as a post it on my laptop. I fall off and jump back on the wagon again, everyday!

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Eggs
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 5mo
Crazeedi This is my mantra book, I have ❤❤❤❤ it since the day I bought it. Always refer to it in my mind 5mo
Eggs @Crazeedi I agree especially about not taking things personally 👏🏻👏🏻🥰 5mo
Crazeedi @Eggs oh yes, I just said that to my hubby yesterday. So many people do this when it's really nothing to do with them, or it's not a put down of them etc. Especially in the work arena when I did employee reviews or had my own review. 5mo
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jen_the_scribe
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Made myself a little reminder after finishing this one. It was such an easy read, so simply written. But I felt it was a powerful read all the same.

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marslujan
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A life changing read.

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jen_the_scribe
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One of my current reads. I've heard great things and already feel like this is going to be a life-changing read.

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BeaG
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I surprisingly agree with the four agreements. I am going to work on transforming my thoughts to focus more on living a happy, positive life.

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Mehso-so

There were some interesting ideas, and I can see why so many people count it among the most influential self-help books. This book wasn‘t for me though, probably for the same reasons it‘s so popular—the writing and ideas are really simple and direct, which can be powerful for some and boring for others.

JanuarieTimewalker13 I think this is better in audiobook format. Peter Coyote narrates. (edited) 7mo
underground_bks @JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘ll have to try that! I really wanted to like it! 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I think it‘s got value! I would def give it a listen!! I can‘t remember my thoughts on it bc this is about 8 years ago, possibly, that I listened to it. (edited) 7mo
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booklover984
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A co-worker gave this to me to borrow, sounds interesting. Short read for me.

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Morr_Books
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Do any of you listen to the By the Book podcast? They absolutely hated this book, but I thought it was rather eye-opening and useful. I express my thoughts, personal anecdotes, and respond to By the Book's criticisms. Also, I would like to state that if a self-help book is doing you more harm than good, stop reading it! https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/03/14/book-review-the-four-agr...

BillyH I don‘t know I felt about this book. I loved it and hated it. The general concept and idea of the book was great, with eye opening visualizations of how we construct and make since of our reality and consciousness. I think what got me was the tone of the book and the use of words like black magic and poison. 10mo
Morr_Books @BillyH Totally understand that the tone could cause ppl problems. I think I made an active decision to focus on the concepts. I think the use of words like black magic, etc. comes directly from the Toltec belief structure. 10mo
annahenke Love the By the Book podcast! 10mo
Cathythoughts Love the cover 10mo
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Well, I don't know if I do agree. I picked up some interesting ideas, but I can't jump on board just yet. Maybe it was all of the generalizations ("everything will be sad"?). Maybe it's the wrong moment in my reading life. Maybe I'll come back to this later and get it and love it. Maybe. But for now, it's not for me. (I intentionally picked the one that didn't have the ?percent rating to make a so-so because I'm nice that way ?).

MrBook Nice review!😁 11mo
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palomaperez
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possibly one of the best books I have ever read. i believe that me following these agreements have made me a happier person. please please read it, it‘s very short too!!!

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I not usually a big self help reader, but this one was recommended to me, and it‘s been setting on my shelf for awhile now. Not to bad for the type, and seemed fairly relevant after just reading The Beauty Myth, it talks about the agreements we make mutually with each other as a society, especially the ones we aren‘t even aware of, when we “are domesticated”, that are harming us and replacing them with better agreements like doing our best.

RebL This was recommended/given to me to read too, but it never seems to climb my TBR. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @RebL Honestly, if I wasn‘t looking for 2 short TBR‘s today to finish my #MountTBR it would probably have been sitting on my shelf for another few years 😂... but it was a short read, interesting, and now I can take it off my shelf! 13mo
RebL ✔️👍🏼 13mo
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Chelseabillups30
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Thanks to @RaimeyGallant for sending me into triple digits for 2019!!! Looking forward to sharing bits of literary genius with all you Litsyers over this coming year!!

RaimeyGallant Just gave you some more. :) 13mo
Chelseabillups30 @RaimeyGallant, my phone just blew up big time!!!! 😂😂😂😂 Nice work!! 13mo
RaimeyGallant If you follow everyone who liked my most recent past, at least half will follow you back, though probably more, and your phone will blow up all night. 13mo
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DaveGreen7777 Chelsea, I just followed you back... I think I just proved @RaimeyGallant right! 😂🤣 12mo
Chelseabillups30 @DaveGreen7777, went to bed starting to get more followers, woke up to 236 notifications......I wish I could make money sleeping that easily!! 12mo
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Chelseabillups30

Taking action is being alive. It‘s taking the risk to go out and express your dream.

Crazeedi I absolutely love this little book. I've tried to follow it 12mo
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Chelseabillups30

Action is about living fully. Inaction is the way that we deny life.

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Chelseabillups30
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The search for the truth. 💯

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Chelseabillups30

If we look at human society we see a place so difficult to live in because it is ruled by fear.

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brunson32
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I learned so much from this book. It‘s a great read especially if you‘re into the Law of Attraction and it‘s also a fast read.

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mkinney10
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No idea where I heard about this book, but glad I did!

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Agabriv
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No fue una buena lectura.

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Sace
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#tarottakeover Day Two- The World

The tagged book was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this prompt. At the si me time, the other book pictured was just recommended to me this week. Needless to say I haven't read either of them 😏

@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

ByChallaF The Four Agreement is a good book. I think I will re-read that one! Good match 1y
Sace @ByChallaF I've had it in my TBR for way too long. 1y
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bohemian_yogini
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It‘s nice to step back and step into basics again. A thoughtful way of looking at life and interactions between self and others. ✨

#bookswithbohemianyogini #currentread #yogateachertraining

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johnron
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The book has been around for nearly 20 years, but I only got around to reading it recently. Having some indigenous roots in Mexico, I was curious about this “Toltec wisdom.” There is a lot of profundity in the simple agreements; they‘re not always easy to follow, but good reminders. Worth the quick read to help recenter your mind.

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"Whatever happens around you, don't take it personally... Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves."
- Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements

#nonfiction #spirituality #selfhelp #philosophy #quote #miguelruiz #thefouragreements

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KB253
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This was required reading for a class. It was $13 I could have spent on lunch.
It might be good for some but it didn't sit right in my #shanana.

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GripLitGrl 🙌💕 2y
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riversong153
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💯🙌🏾👏🏾☝🏾Powerful statement. Singles, pay attention. Learn from the mistakes of others!!

CareBear So much this. 💕 2y
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AlobelThee
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#LitsyChallenges will have me keeping to the daily photo challenges, with books I currently have, and the MTG cards for something cool to add. Reflections on the books I loved are a great way to go, while following my TBR pile. #ReadingResolutions

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Lbas412
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Gem.

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PolaroidPoet
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This was listed as book #twenty on the 2017 best seller list (so far) in November on amazon. #novemberbythenumbers

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Karen.reads
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"Just being ourself is the biggest fear of humans. We have learned to life our life trying to satisfy other people's demands." Truth.

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KeronBirney
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Another book from Mom. Baby steps to a less anxious life through lots of learning and also escaping into fiction #selfhelp #anxietygirl #sofarsogood

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ninjypants
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Mehso-so

I mean, it wasn't a bad book at all, and parts of it really resonated with me. Lots of good ideas and probably a wonderful way to live. It just wasn't great? idk 😬

Eyelit Good to know. My book club is reading it in August and when I first heard about it I was less than thrilled (partly because I don't like the person who suggested it, which makes me an asshole, I know). I'm still going to give it a chance 😁 3y
ninjypants @Eyelit It's short and easy to read, so whether you love it or hate it, it's not a huge time investment 😉 3y
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violettemeier
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I like this book. It uses a simple common sense approach to living a happy life.

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straley.tiffany
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Eye opening!

Lynnsoprano Welcome to Litsy! Glad to have you join our community. 3y
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ninjypants
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stop and read it again

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Bks4Wrms
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@Bengali.bookworm, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I love everything! 😍 I can tell you put a lot of thought into each gift. Mystery and self help books, buttons, local bookmarks and bookmarks to complement my new books, a book bag and watermelon pencil case, and CHOCOLATE!!! Specifically truffles from Greenwich Village New York! Your generosity and thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated!
#SummerSolsticeBookExchange

Bks4Wrms @BookishMarginalia Thank you so much for all the time, effort, and organization you put into this fun, successful bookish exchange! 👏🏻👍🏻😍 3y
GypsyKat That watermelon pencil case is the cutest! 😍🍉 3y
Bks4Wrms @GypsyKat You will have to fight my 6 year old daughters for it! 😂😜 They were eyeing it up earlier! 3y
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BookishMarginalia Cuteness! And you're very welcome 😊 💜 (edited) 3y
Bengali.bookworm Yayya!!! I am glad you like them! 😊 3y
BethM That chocolate looks amazing 😍 3y
Bks4Wrms @BethM It is! 😋🍫 3y
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ninjypants
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I have some minor quibbles with this book so far, but this part really speaks to me.

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SShiney
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I try to reread this book every couple of years and always get something new from it. So simple and clear about how to live a peaceful and fulfilling life.

Well-ReadNeck I could use a re-read. Thanks for the nudge! 3y
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