Also by don Miguel Ruiz THE MASTERY OF LOVE A Practical Ouide to sort Art of The four AGREEMENTS COMPANION BOOK Usin3 the Tour Agreements to Master the Dream of /our Life LOS CUATRO ACUERDOS Una guia practica para la libertad personal A Practical Ouide to Personal Freedom A To [tec THE four AGREEMENTS Posted by Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc. Post Office Box 665 7 San Rafael, California 94903 Editorial: Janet Mills Cover Illustration: Nicholas Wilton Cover Design: Michele Wetherbee o Cover Photo: Barbara Simon Typography: Rick Gordon, Emerald Valley Graphics All Rights Reserved. This book cannot be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of the publisher, unless a reviewer may quote short passages in a review; similarly, no part of this book can be reproduced without the written permission of the publisher, stored in a calling system or in any way, electronic, mechanical, photocopied, taken or otherwise transmitted;] 2 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Ruiz, Miguel, 1952- The Four ACCORDS: A Practical Guide to Persona] Freedom/Miguel Ruiz. s. cm. (A Toltec Book of Wisdom) ISBN I-878424-31-9 (Alk. Paper) I. Lifestyle. 2. Toltec Various Philosophy.
I. Title. SERIES: Ruiz, Miguel, 1952- Toltec Book of Wisdom. BJI58I. 2. R85 1997 97-18256 299.792 dc2I CIP ISBN I-878424-31-9 Printed in Canada on acid-free paper distributed by publishers Group West to the Circle of Fire; Those who have left before, those who are present, and those who have yet to come. 34 33 32 31 31 30 29 27 26 25 24 24 23 22 21 Content Introduction 1 Domestication and the Dream of the Planet 1 2 First Agreement Be impeccable with your word 25 3 The second agreement Don`t take anything personally 47 4 The third agreement Don`t Make t AssumpmpTions 63 5 The Fourth agreement Always Do Your Best 75 6 The Toltec Path to Freedom Breaking Old AGREEMENTS 93 7 The New Dream Heaven on Earth 123 Prayers 131 Acknowleagments I would LIKE TO HUMBLY ACKNOWLEDGED MY mother Sarita, who taught me unconditional unconditional love; my father, Jose Luis, who taught me discipline; my grandfather Leonardo Macias, who gave me the key to decipher the mysteries of Toltec; and my sons Miguel, Jose Luis and Leonard. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. 6 Now Don Miguel Ruiz, a Nagual of the Eagle Knight lineage, has been led to share with us the powerful teachings of the Toltec.
Toltec`s knowledge is born of the same essential unity of truth as all sacred esoteric traditions throughout the world. Although not a religion, it honors all the spiritual masters who have taught on earth. Although it hugs the spirit, it is most accurately described as a way of life characterized by the prompt accessibility of happiness and love. INTRODUCTION The Smokey Mirror THREE THOUSAND YEARS AGO, THERE was A HUMAN just like you and me who lived near a city surrounded by mountains. The man was studying to become a man of medicine, to learn the knowledge of his ancestors, but he did not quite agree with everything he learned. In his heart, he felt there must be something more. 7 One day, when he was sleeping in a cave, he dreamed of seeing his own body sleep. He came out of the cave the night of a new moon. The sky was clear, and he could see millions of stars. Then something happened in him that changed his life forever.
He looked at his hands, he felt his body, and he heard his own voice saying, „I am of light, I come from stars.“ He looked at the stars again, and he realized that it is not the stars that produce the light, but the light that creates the stars. „Everything is made of light,“ he says, „and the space between the two is not empty.“ And he knew that all that exists is a living being, and that light is the messenger of life, because it is alive and contains all the information.