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Master the Dream of Your Life: Keys to Creating Freedom, True Happiness and Love

“Everything we do is based on agreements we have made,” says don Miguel Ruiz, “agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, with life. But the most important agreements are the ones we make with our self. In these agreements we tell our self who we are, how to behave, what is possible, what is impossible.”

In his book, The Four Agreements, a New York Times bestseller, don Miguel reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. One single agreement is not such a problem, he explains, but we have many agreements that come from fear, deplete our energy and diminish our self-worth. He also defines the solution.

Calling on the wisdom of a family legacy of Toltec teachings, don Miguel points out that when we are ready to change the nature of our agreements, we can effectively adopt four deceptively simple agreements as powerful guiding principles. Practicing these four agreements constitutes a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our life into a new experience of freedom, true happiness and love.


1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using words 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.

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