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The Four Agreements Lydbog

This is a brilliant book with excellent audio output. It describes four simple agreements you can make with yourself, which allow you to increase your control over how you live your life: 1) Be blameless with your word; 2) Don`t take anything personally; 3) Don`t make assumptions; 4) Always do your best. It doesn`t mean simple! Don Miguel`s book helps the reader to have the power of these agreements and to use them. Reading Peter Coyotes is a pleasure that supports the learning process. It is a timeless work that can be constantly referred to. I found the four chords even more powerful than Stephen Covey`s seven customs, which was not the case. And just like the Seven Habits, the Four Chords are powerful in every aspect of your life, including family, work, and leisure. The four agreements are provided in a way that is easy to understand and applicable to everyday life. The concept of life in a dream is also easy to assimilate. The only concerns I had were the last 11 minutes when he gives a “Christian” prayer that sounds totally contradictory to the Tolèque wisdom given in the rest of the book. This end made me doubt the credibility of the authors.

I recommend listening until prayer, then stop and you will be satisfied with the wisdom of the Toltec tradition. the concept is simple, the four agreements are understandable, the results are undeniable. However, the disciplined practice of consciousness and action is a monumental challenge. not because it`s complicated, but monumental, because it requires a complete rewriting of your deep-rooted thoughts and actions. The constant presence of the mind and the continuous focus will begin to unravel life from an unhealthy conditioning with which we have all felt comfortable. Don Miguel Ruiz`s famous guide to personal freedom is an inspiring and motivating read. But actor Peter Coyote`s muted voice takes these old Toltec doctrines to another level and turns them into a captivating four-part guided meditation. The Four Agreements sets up philosophical concepts in concrete, real situations and studies the benefits of being irreproachable with one`s word, of taking nothing personally, of not making assumptions and of always doing one`s best. Coyote`s clear and captivating delivery allows us to truly sit back with these principles. And then turn them into direct, immediate action. I have been on the path of spiritual awakening for 25 years and I wish I had come across this book at the beginning of my journey! Now it`s a perfect summary of what I`ve discovered myself over the years, wrapped up in a beautiful mystical story, the Tolèque way of contemplating it.

I do not recommend this book enough to anyone who is looking for a way to lead a happy life, to be free from the fog of limiting beliefs and other effects of our domestication. The four agreements are simple, but difficult enough to be respected at any time in our lives, hence the importance of the fourth agreement. I will keep this book at the top of my list of favorite books for a long time to come and definitely re-read it to make it even more wise. Our personal power is based on the agreements we make and we often make those deals to please others instead of being true to ourselves. In doing so, we surrender our personal strength. The four chords aim to regain our personal power by being authentic and clinging to our true self. The four chords are: 1) Be blameless in your word, 2) Don`t take anything personally, 3) don`t make assumptions, and 4) keep doing your best. These agreements are simple, but far from simple. Ruiz encourages readers to practice these chords every day and forgive us if we are not perfect. The effort is the most important.

This book is a quick read (or listen) and should be read repeatedly if you really want to hold your chords with yourself….

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