This four-color illustrated edition of The Four Agreements celebrates the 15th anniversary of a personal growth classic. With over seven years on The New York Times bestseller list, and more than five million copies in print, The Four Agreements continues to top the bestseller lists.
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.
“This book by don Miguel Ruiz, simple yet so powerful, has made a tremendous difference in how I think and act in every encounter.” — Oprah Winfrey
Ruiz's explanations of Toltec-based cosmography got a major boost recently when publishing pooh-bah Oprah Winfrey mentioned his work on her TV show. Ruiz, whose workshop teachings are distilled here, was born into a Mexican family of traditional healers, became a surgeon in adulthood, then underwent a near-death experience that made him reexamine his life, his beliefs. Like the popular works of the late Carlos Castaneda, Ruiz's teachings focus on dreams and visions. "Dreaming," Ruiz argues, "is the main function of the mind." A series of four "agreements" are detailed, which make up a larger picture of unconditional human faith. Despite the New Age- sounding language, Ruiz is refreshingly clear in the presentation of his ideas. Reading aloud, actor Coyote sounds every bit the enthusiastic old hippie, genuinely excited by the concepts he is spinning. Based on the 1997 Amber-Allen edition.
An Excellent Way to Change Your Life
I was so excited when I found out that an illustrated version of 'The Four Agreements' was out for the iPad! I have the paperback set and read through them frequently. Since I take my iPad with me everywhere I go, now I will always have 'The Four Agreements' with me too.
This book has changed my life, all in ways that are beneficial for me, and the people around me (I believe). It clearly gives me the tools necessary to understand how our lives evolve in ways that are NOT beneficial to our happiness and freedom. Those same tools, as understood and as incorporated into our thinking and belief system, work together to make miraculous changes in our lives (that's my experience). The tools are not only profound and powerful individually, but when used together they create miracles, almost automatically. They do require conscious practice every day. Are they worth it? That's for you to decide, but for me they are making life a magnificent, happy, exciting experience.
* I hope that in future updates, Tools will be made available that allow us to highlight the parts of the book that we want to STAND OUT. It would certainly make my copy much more personal! My paperback copies have underlining, circling, and highlighting throughout, which allows me to easily scan the parts I think are the most important when rereading.
Beautiful and profound
I read The Four Agreements years ago. I am rereading this beautifully illustrated gem of wisdom. Powerful, simple, and this reading, I am going to LIVE IT!
Can’t Recommend Enough
The BEST, most thought-provoking book I’ve read in a very long time. Do your mind a favor