The Four Agreements Collaboration
about The Four Agreements™by don Miguel Ruiz
About the book, authors, & the collection
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 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
Our 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).
The Four Agreements Collection
My mother sent me The Four Agreements years ago and I was so profoundly impacted by this wisdom that I wanted to have these mantras with me at all times as a reminder to put it into practice.
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.
Soon after I met Janet Mills and don Miguel Ruiz and his sons, don Jose Ruiz and don Miguel Ruiz Jr. Their presence and teachings are even more incredible in-person and I am forever grateful to be a part of sharing this wisdom with the world in the form of jewelry engraved with all of The Four Agreements.