The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements is a book written by Don Miguel Ruiz. It gives four steps to live a happier life.  For some, the agreements may be challenging -however, if you try your best to adopt each of them, you will definitely notice a change in your life, and as time goes by, they will become easier.

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.

If you would like to learn more about the author, his life, this book, as well as others he has written – here is the link to his website.

Below is Part One to the audio book of ‘The Four Agreements’. If interested, you can listen to the entire book online.


3 thoughts on “The Four Agreements

  1. 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.”
    This is the only one I have had to struggle with. I’ve spent a lot of wasted time trying to figure out why they did, said, want “that”? You know? When the statement has Always been true, It’s Not really you. It’s their sense of reality, which may be warped do to their vision of life based on their mishandling of their own life trails.

    All you can do is pray for them and keep moving.
    Thank You,

    • It’s funny that I would see your comment today. I was just about to post this weeks ‘Thought for Thursday’ and in a sense it’s a statement that directly addresses your post.

Please Leave a Reply. Another reader might relate to your comment. Thank you.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s