Don Miguel Ruiz has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec. For more than two decades, he has guided others toward their personal freedom. Today, he continues to combine his unique blend of ancient wisdom and modern-day awareness through journeys to sacred sites around the world.
©1997 Migeul Angel Ruiz; (P)2003 Amber-Allen Publishing
"Despite the New Age-sounding language, Ruiz is refreshingly clear in the presentation of his ideas. Reading aloud, actor Coyote sounds every bit the enthusiastic old hippie, genuinely excited by the concepts he is spinning." (Publishers Weekly)
This book is amazing! It's chock full of useful, relevant, life altering information. As an audio book, narration is critical and they were also spot on. I highly recommend this book to everyone I come in contract with and I highly recommend it whomever is reading this review. On a final note, I noticed some reviewers were turned off by the beginning but it was not as bad as some said. I think you have to approach it with an open mind because there are some key nuggets there as well. I just purchased it on a Monday, finished it in 3 days and I'm ready to read it again!
Initial expectations took an affect on me. Although I was expecting a book more based in practicality, the spiritual overtone of the book was not so distracting that it took away from the message. I will definitely have to listen to it a second time to fully absorb. It's a book that attempts to reset your mind, something I was not completely prepared for.
So good, I listened to it again the very next day. I've heard a lot of audio books, this one is hard because I am guilty of constantly breaking agreements. But thats what life is about...learning, growing and being a better you! I'm so glad I was directed to this book.
This was the beginning of my awakening to the true God of my life, his purpose for my existence and the end of my reliving the pains of yesterday. Count it all in love and live your life as if it was your last. thank you Miguel Ruiz for allowing God to use you in such a powerful way!
"Tools For Life"
This is a brilliant book with an excellent audio edition. It describes four simple agreements to make with yourself, which allow you to increase your control over how you experience your life: 1) Be impeccable with your word; 2) Don't take anything personally; 3) Don't make assumptions; 4) Always do your best. Simple does not mean easy! Don Miguel's book helps the reader have the power of these agreements and use it. Peter Coyote's reading is a delight which helps the learning process. This is timeless work that can be referred to time and again. I found the Four Agreements even more powerful than Stephen Covey's Seven Habits, which is saying a lot. And just like the Seven Habits, the Four Agreements are powerful in all aspects of your life including family, work and leisure time.
"An interesting perspective"
I was initially put off by the rather religious stance at the beginning of the book. I decided to stick to it and keep listening. I was rewarded as the book laid out some useful principles:
1. Be Impeccable With Your Words.
2. Don't Take Anything Personally.
3. Don't Make Assumptions.
4. Always Do Your Best.
Simple, not always easy to practice but resonates with me!
A wonderful book
I love the prayers at the end, they are for people from all religions or not, and i feel connected to the universe by listening to this chapter daily.
Thank you to Mr Ruiz
"A MUST READ"
I have been on the path of spiritual awakening for the last 25 years, and I wish I had come across this book at the beginning of my journey! Now it is a perfect summary of what I have found out myself over the years, wrapped into a beautiful mystical story, the Toltec way of looking at it.
I cannot recommend this book enough to anyone who is looking to find a way to lead a happy life, be free from the fog of limiting beliefs and other effects of our domestication. The four agreements are simple, yet difficult enough to keep in every moment of our life, which is why the fourth agreement is so important.
I will keep this book at the top of my list of favourite books for a long time to come, and certainly read it again to get even more wisdom out of it.
Great sound, easy to understand, simple and life changing wisdom. I loved it all. Thank you.
"great read, read great"
Such an easy listen. this is the 4th time I've listened and I'll keep listening until I get that inner peace. Very much recommended.
"New Dreams are possible"
I loved this book. It was really inspiring. It really makes you aware of the power of words .
"Better than expected."
I was a little sceptical, but I actually quite enjoyed listening to this audiobook. There is no particular religious bias to the teaching, but it was interesting and made complete sense.
This is an audiobook that I will re-listen to at some time.
"a lot to learn... and I'll do my best to"
really good book. gave me lots to think about. I'll enjoy putting it into practice
narrator excellent. thoroughly enjoyed the book definitely one to listen to many times most insightful
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