About the book, authors, & the collection
about The Four Agreements™
by don Miguel Ruiz
about The Four Agreements
- Over 9 Million Copies Sold in the U.S.
- Over a Decade on The New York Times Bestseller List
- Over 2 Years on Publishers Weekly Bestseller List
- Featured in “O” The Oprah Magazine
According to don Miguel Ruiz, everything we do is based on agreements we have made — agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, with life. But the most important agreements are the ones we make with ourselves. In these agreements we tell ourselves who we are, how to behave, what is possible, what is impossible. One single agreement is not such a problem, but we have many agreements that come from fear, deplete our energy, and diminish our self-worth.
In The Four Agreements, don Miguel reveals the source of self-limiting agreements that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. When we are ready to change these agreements, there are four deceptively simple, yet powerful agreements that we can adopt as guiding principles. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.
about the author, don Miguel Ruiz
Don Miguel Ruiz is the international bestselling author of The Four Agreements (a New York Times bestseller for over a decade) The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, and The Fifth Agreement (with don Jose Ruiz). He has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec through his books, lectures, and journeys to sacred sites around the world.
The Four Agreements
BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
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.
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.
ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are tired as opposed to well-rested. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
about Janet Mills
Janet Mills is the founder and president of Amber-Allen Publishing, and the co-author (with don Miguel Ruiz) of the international bestselling “Toltec Wisdom Series,” including The Four Agreements, The Four Agreements Companion Book, The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, The Circle of Fire, and The Fifth Agreement (with don Miguel Ruiz and don Jose Ruiz).
She is also the creator of The Four Agreements for a Better Life online course, editor and publisher of Deepak Chopra’s classic international bestselling title, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, and eleven world-renowned “Seth Books” by Jane Roberts. She credits the books she publishes for inspiring her belief system and transforming her life. Her personal mission is to share universal wisdom with others, and to help inspire others to live the life of their dreams.
about the collection
Several years ago I was living in Bali. As a new mother, I was far from my family, & life's changes felt incredibly challenging for me.
My mother sent me the book The Four Agreements because she thought it could help me. I read it from cover to cover and held it to my heart, wishing I could bring the words with me always. That is the seed from where The Four Agreements Reminder Jewelry grew. I witnessed how practicing these agreements has changed my life and my relationships in such a positive way, and I wanted to share this incredible wisdom and path to transformation with as many people as possible.
Since then I have been blessed to meet both Janet & Joyce Mills from the publisher of the book, Amber-Allen Publishing, & also don Miguel Ruiz & two of his incredible sons, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. & don Jose Ruiz. Their absolute embodiment of love & of their teachings has inspired me beyond measure, and I consider them all to be some of my greatest mentors and teachers in life.
Each year I am blessed to partake in The Gathering of the Shamans in Sedona, Arizona in spring. I would love to meet you there!