The Fifth Agreement
In The Four Agreements, a New York Times bestseller for over seven years, don Miguel Ruiz revealed how the process of our education, or “domestication,” can make us forget the wisdom we were born with. Throughout our lives, we make many agreements that go against ourselves and create needless suffering. The Four Agreements help us to break these self-limiting agreements an
I was lucky enough to find this book in a friends house around the time of reading the Four Agreements. The book's explanation of the Four Agreements just derailed me further, I think.
The new explanation of the 4 agreements in this book are not as clear or as profound.
However the author describes these agreements as gifts, and I couldn't agree m...more
Basically, the father and son Ruiz team are telling us that life has true perfection before we create our "virtual reality" by putting words, symbols, meaning, and judg...more
I like the idea of each of us as artists creating our world, and recognize that we all ha...more
"Let’s say you’re living with guilt and shame for a mistake you made ten years ago. The excuse for your suffering is, “I made a terrible mistake,” and you’re still suffering for something that happened ten years ago,...more
Go directly to The Fifth Agreement!
You get all Five Agreements for the price of one!
1. Be impeccable with your word-
Never use the power of the word against yourself.
2. Don’t take anything personally-
All humans live in their own world, in their own movie/story/dream and you in yours.
3. Don’t make assumptions-
Most assumptions are not the truth; they are fiction.
4. Always do your best-The only thing you can “do”;
the first three will naturally follow.
This book really has the power to transform you, it has the power to change your feelings about things
necessarily things that bother your inner emotions, it puts a halt to all the racing thoughts that are corrupting reality inside of your brain. It is helping you cope with things that really do not matter in the real world, all the unnecessary lies that slow our day down day by day by day. If it is difficult for you to understand or if you have problems...more
I live by...more
It is the process of unlearning what we have previously learnt...more
Personally, these are the only words I would have paid for, and they came from the inside front jacket cover:
Be Skeptical, But Learn to Listen
Don't believe yourself or anybody else. Use the power of doubt to question everything you hear: Is it really the truth? Listen to the intent behind words, and you will understand the real message....more
Be impeccable with your words regarding yourself first, don't take anything personally as they are just perceptions, and if you are going to make an assumpt...more
You'd think that would frustrate or bore me, but it didn't. I liked reading the same information again. I think I needed to read it again, but I wouldn't pick up the same books.
I like the remi...more
Be Skeptical But Learn To Listen.
Thank goodness because the gems of this book are buried underneath wayyyy too much repetition. The symbols you put so much faith and meaning into are just that... symbols...got it...I got it the first 20 times....Doubt is your friend...got it....
Among the gems however, is the call to let go of the shame from your past, both from your own actions and the actions of others, they don't need to rule your life now and yo...more
of the Fifth Agreement which is to be skeptical but learn to listen. Doubt is a tool to be used to stop believing in lies. Important lesson to be remembered is truth does not need anything, not even for us to believe it.
I love this book as I do all the other ones in this series. I will continue with the Mastery of Love.
All sound advice, although I thought it was interesting that even though one of the "agreements" is "Make no assumptions," the author seems to assume that the reader is having a terrible life and has suffered some terrible past that needs to be forgiven and/or forgotten. Otherwise, a decent perspective.
I enjoyed this book, perhaps more than the rest of don Miguel Ruiz's, because he explores the process of transformation and growth in more depth and with more guidance.
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The fifth re-explains the 4 agreements - but then adds a fifth one
- to be skeptical - to doubt - to understand that what people are saying is their own creation - a story. That includes "you" and your story - what you are saying - to also doubt your own story.
I used a lot of the ideas in my communication class I teach