The 4 agreements–and a thought on ASSUMPTIONS


I was watching Oprah rave about this book, THE FOUR AGREEMENTS and the author, Miguel Ruiz.  One of the four main points is that “we should never assume anything”.  I believe that is impossible.  The brain constantly uses short cuts to help us get through our day.  These involve assumptions.  In short, we are wired for assumptions.  Naturally, overusing assumptions can lead to many errors in thinking and human relations.–kas

Don Miguel Ángel Ruiz (born 1952), better known as Don Miguel Ruiz, is a Mexican author of New Age spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts. His teaching is significantly influenced by the work of Carlos Castaneda.
His most famous and influential work, The Four Agreements, was published in 1997 and has sold around 4 million copies.[1] It was featured on the Oprah television show,[2] and advocates personal freedom from agreements and beliefs that we have made with ourselves and others that are creating limitation and unhappiness in our lives. Ultimately, it is about finding one’s own integrity, self-love, and peace by way of absolving oneself from responsibility for the woes of others. The Four Agreements are:
(1) Be Impeccable With Your Word.
(2) Don’t Take Anything Personally.
(3) Don’t Make Assumptions.
(4) Always Do Your Best.

  1. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A 


    Sit at the foot of a native elder and listen as great wisdom of days long past is passed down. In The Four Agreements shamanic teacher and healer Don Miguel 

  2. Four Agreements and Wisdom for Spiritual Warriors based in 


    The Four Agreements and common sense wisdom for people seeking freedom, love, happiness, and peace. Principles for Spiritual Warriors.

  3. Miguel Ángel Ruiz – Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaÁngel_Ruiz


    His most famous and influential work, The Four Agreements, was published in 1997 and has sold around 4 million copies. It was featured on the Oprah 

  4. The Four Agreements Quotes By Miguel Ruiz – Goodreads…/376130-the-fouragreements-a-practical-guide-t…


    27 quotes from The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom: ‘The Four Agreements1. Be impeccable with your word.2. Don’t take anything p…

  5. Summary of the Four Agreements – Human Potential Unlimited


    The following is an overview of the meaning of each of The Four Agreements, based on the writings of don Miguel Ruiz. Be Impeccable with Your Word.

  6. Agreeing with The Four Agreements | Psychology Today


    Dec 29, 2010 – Forty years after reading Castaneda, I reconsider ancient Toltec wisdom. By John A. Johnson, Ph.D….

  7. don Miguel Ruiz – Books


    A New York Times bestseller for over seven years, The Four Agreements transformed the lives of millions of people around the world with a simple yet profound 

  8. don Miguel Ruiz – Home


    Toltec master and author, and founder of the Sixth Sun Foundation. Offers workshops, books, and teaching certificates.

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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