The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz

6596Original Title: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book
Author: Miguel Ruiz
ISBN: 1878424505 (ISBN13: 9781878424501)
Edition Language: English

This was a short and sweet book. I picked it up randomly from my feed without really knowing what it is about and hence had nothing to expect. However, this surely made a mark on me. This book is everything relatable and true. I want to call it a self-help book, but I am not really a fan of self-help books so, I’d rather not call it one. It’s a really short book and I completed it in one sitting, I felt like this book was directly talking to me. It was delight reading it.

The author puts forward 4 agreements that a person should have with themselves to liberate them from emotional pain. He does not try to plant an idea about changing the world or doing something disruptive but instead puts forward to make agreements to do things in 4 particular ways and emphasizes the potential effect of those agreements. I liked how he connects a concept with everything else in a way that doesn’t really bore the reader or sounds repetitive. He starts from the philosophy of growing up and how it is analogous to the domestication of animals. He builds the concept of growing up and forming agreements, and how some of these agreements needs restructuring.

It’s an interesting read which can be picked up for re-reads. Overall I enjoyed it and would probably read it again.

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