His best-known book, The Four Agreements, was published in 1997 and has sold about 10 million times in the United States and has been translated into 46 languages. The book advocates the personal freedom of convictions and agreements we have made with ourselves and with others, which create use and unhappiness in our lives.  It was broadcast on the television show Oprah.  The four agreements are the same: most of us have heard of the four Don Miguel Ruiz agreements, but there is now a fifth agreement. As I was leaving, I ventured for a business trip to a cool little store and saw the new book. It didn`t take me long to realize that I had to buy it and reread it. I`ve given over a dozen of these books – this is one of those books they want to share with others. Each artist distorts the truth, but there is no need to judge what someone is saying or to call that person a liar. We all tell lies one way or another, and it`s not because we want to lie.
It is because of what we believe; It is because of the symbols we have learned and the way we use all these symbols. Once you are aware of it, the fifth chord makes a lot of sense, and it can make a very big difference in your life. The four chords have been printed and pinned to my fridge for years. Words are relevant and wise and help me live with less stress and grief. It delves deeply into the difficulties that many of us experience in our daily lives. This is one of those « need to read »! I love the way small businesses lead you to something you might need. I hope you enjoy my summary of the agreements. You may be buying it on your next trip to bookstores.
For those who have it, it may be a little help to reopen it. In the four agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz revealed how the process of our education, or « domestication, » could make us forget the wisdom with which we were born. Throughout our lives, we have made many agreements that go against ourselves and cause unnecessary suffering. The four agreements help us break these self-limitation agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us personal freedom, happiness and love. In the Fifth Agreement, Don Miguel Ruiz and his son Don Jose Ruiz offer a new perspective on the four chords and a powerful new agreement to transform our lives into our personal skies.