The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Your mind is a dream where a thousand people talk at the same time, and nobody understands each other.
The mystery of the Toltec civilization is revealed, according to Don Miguel Ruiz that is. This could be a self help glitch or just the way of things but once again we are discussing the oneness of humanity and the universe in general, the difference is the writer and choice of words. I personally don’t think this is bad thing after all repetition is the father of learning and aside from that sometimes it takes the same thing said in a different way for us to understand a concept. Don Miguel brings the unity of all things as a discussion of the Agreements, four of them to be precise, and in there is a fresh perspective and possible freedom for the readers who connect.
If however you are beyond done with the discussion of the unity of all creation in as far as the books in this list are concerned, then continue on ahead until the need arises (see, I learned that from a self help book🤫).
It’s a short book and that’s a whole new concept by itself in the self help genre (honestly🤒) but I suppose the concept requires the in depth discussions. According to Miguel, we have to be dug out from the depths of “the dream” and that’s no small task. So the journey begins in understanding the dream and how to overcome it.
In the generational programming of the world you can feel sane in that it was not your fault you have had to fight so many programmed behaviors and patterns to find a semblance of self and freedom. You can be free of blame too, you are not a victim and the world, your parents, your teachers and friends only taught you what they knew with no intention of harm. This is the dream they live in, and the dream says in order to survive we must perpetuate the law of slavery because “wildness” cannot work in this system.
The dysfunction, as all dysfunction does, can’t last for long without showing its cracks and now it is becoming clear and obvious that the dream and its laws are wrong, that what we have always needed was to transcend the dream and find true freedom. Like children we take back the freedom of living for today according to our selves and not for acceptance into a world that sets you up for failure anyway. And that’s in summary Miguel’s chat, the old defeating Agreements versus new life giving Agreements. It’s an interesting take on a worthy subject and well, it’s short (honestly that’s a selling point by itself😍). So get you a Miguel who can do four…Agreements (get it? Nah nvm🥺)
This can also be either a great “first time read” type of self help book or the worst. A lot of concepts are easier to understand should you have a wider sense of the genre to pull from which of course might taint the whole point of receiving new information. Don Miguel only discusses in detail the four agreements and everything else is left to reader interpretation so on the other hand this might be exactly what a first time venture requires, the concept and nothing more. Depending on who you ask that can either be good or bad but I’m going to leave it up to you.
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