The Four Agreements By Don Miguel Ruiz.

The Diverse Reader The Four Agreements By Don Miguel Ruiz Book Review

Title: The Four Agreements

Author: Don Miguel Ruiz

Genre: Self Help

Published: November 1997

Publisher: Amber-Allen Publishing

Total Pages: 138 pages

Synopsis: This book is a wisdom book about the Native American Toltec people in Mexico and their ideas on what can bring us happiness. The author wrote about the four agreements that he believed if we lived by would make us happier as human beings. The four agreements are: Be impeccable with your wordDon't take anything personalDo not make assumptions and Always try your best

When I saw The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz at goodwill, I knew it was a sign for me to read this book. I was able to read a book about gaining a better perspective on being happier. I love reading self help books and I feel that this book needed to be read. I have heard great things about The Four Agreements, so, being able to read it for the first time was quite an experience. I love the fact that this book brought culture, different life perspectives and ideas to the forefront. I am glad that I went into Goodwill a few weeks ago and grabbed this book. 

My favorite quote:

The man knew it was something more out there. 

My thoughts: 

The Four Agreements gave insight on how to have a better life but specifically happier days. I was able to sit down and read this book without a break because it was quick read. The book was short and straight to the point of the four agreements. The four agreements are: Be impeccable with your wordDon't take anything personalDo not make assumptions and Always try your best. The four agreements mentioned made me analyze my own life and realize what habits I want to change for my own wellbeing. Each agreement came with its own examples and tips on how to get yourself to become happier.

There were a few things that I questioned while reading this book. For example, when examples were given about what some people do and think is best for them but the author questioned their ideas or motives. That left me wondering about the author and his path of following the four agreements. Even though none of us are perfect I think those hiccups showed how he also has to be constantly be working on these agreements as well.

This book could be taken with a grain of salt and I think that each reader could see something different from this book. I saw a few ideas on how to have happier days when I do not over think things, assume situations, and acknowledging my different reactions. But, a different reader can see something else while reading. Overall, the book had some great concepts when talking about the four agreements and made me reflect on my life.

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