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Vychází k 15. výročí prvního vydání. Ve Čtyřech dohodách odhaluje Don Miguel Ruiz zdroj omezujících názorů, které nás připravují o radost a vedou ke zbytečnému utrpení. Čtyři dohody, založené na staré toltécké moudrosti, nabízejí silný kód chování, který dokáže rychle proměnit náš život v nový prožitek svobody, opravdového štěstí a lásky. Ruiz shrnuje v duchu Castanedy ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 2013 by Pragma (first published 1997)
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Ramona How does this background have any relevance to the information provided in this book? How does it make it any less true or false from his points made…moreHow does this background have any relevance to the information provided in this book? How does it make it any less true or false from his points made in "older, more classical philosophies"?

His supposed past or reputation has little to no significance to the value of the information he provided. It spoke true to me and I value that.(less)
Eileen Not taking things personally. I really felt like that was something that I needed to learn. I can be sensitive at time with people, and I needed to…moreNot taking things personally. I really felt like that was something that I needed to learn. I can be sensitive at time with people, and I needed to realize that I shouldn't take in all the things that people say about me. It's more a reflection of them than it is me.(less)
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Jim Mitchell
Jun 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Jim by: Friend
I am reading this book, and even though it is a small book, when I finish page 129, I start over again on page 1. I have been reading it for about sixteen years now, and I suspect I will continue reading it for as long as I can read. A few pages at a time is more than enough to give me something to kick around in my head for a few days or a week.

This is a book that challenges one to live up to four simple truths, and offers transformational results if one could live a life completely engaged in
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Jessica
Jan 29, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rr-book-group
I was surprised. I thought I would really like this book. A friend of mine told me the basic ideas were to be impeccable with your word, don't take things personally, don't make assumptions,and always do your best. To me, these sounded great: be honest, be forgiving, give others a chance to say what they think and try your best...or so I thought!

The ideas were actually more along the lines of: don't send out poisonous words that put spells on people, don't let others poison you with their spells
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Mikaela
Mar 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
I'd like to propose this book as required reading for the course, Life. Make four simple agreements with yourself and living becomes so much easier, so much lighter:

1. 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.

2. Don’t take anything personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book, Miguel Ruiz
The Four Agreements, was published in 1997 and has sold around 5.2 million copies in the U.S. and has been translated into 38 languages. The book advocates personal freedom from beliefs and agreements that we have made with ourselves and others that are creating limitation and unhappiness in our lives. The Four Agreements are: 1 - Be impeccable with your word. 2 - Don't take anything personally. 3 -
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Diana
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nevermind
OK. So. I liked several parts of this book very much. I love that happiness is a choice. I especially appreciated reading about the third agreement: Don't Make Assumptions because communication is something I can always work on. I loved the parts about accepting and loving yourself and others. There is some amazing advise in this little book and I can see how it can be life changing for many people.

But.

I'm going to be honest and admit that Ruiz almost lost me at "Everything is God" in the
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Suz
Sep 17, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who want to live an authentic and happy life
This is my second time reading this book and I picked it up again because I felt I was compromising too much in my life and it was affecting my core. I have a chapter to go but here's the summary:

The book cites four agreements that, with practice, will lead you to a happier state of living, essentially and dramatically, lead you out of your living hell. The idea is focused 100% on you. You can only control yourself and only honor yourself.

1. Be impeccable with your word. Your word is your power
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Chris
Jun 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
I never thought I would fall for a book by someone who would allow this picture of himself to adorn the back cover:



I can't explain it. I'm not one to be floored by silly, little self-help books full of spirituality and cliches and horrible stories and simple advice. But I was. This book might just change my life.

I'll hand the rest of this review over to David Foster Wallace:

"It seems to me that the intellectualization and aestheticizing of principles and values in this country is one of the
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Holly
Aug 14, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pompous-dreck
Trivial introduction to New Age ethics with a large side order of third-rate, rancid leftovers from Jean-Jacques Rousseau, all written for a third-grade reading comprehension.

Considering that the first agreement is "be impeccable with your word," it's ironic and even more horrifying that the words in this book are so lazy, careless, contradictory, infantile, incoherent, and devoid of integrity.

Miguel Ruiz thinks that the ideal human is--get this--a toddler:
If we see a child who is two or three,
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Heidi The Reader
The Four Agreements is a simple and short presentation of some very deep wisdom. In a world filled with spiritual reading material, this one's a goodie. It just made a lot of sense to me.

These lessons come from the shaman culture of Central America. "Toltec knowledge arises from the same essential unity of truth as all the sacred esoteric traditions found around the world. Though it is not a religion, it honors all the spiritual masters who have taught on the earth. While it does embrace spirit,
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Fabian {Councillor}
Miguel Ruiz' self-help nonfictional work could easily be summarized in a few words, and if - upon reading the book's blurb here on Goodreads, which basically provides such a summary - you find nothing worth investigating in this novel, then maybe you should rather choose another book. Ruiz' ideas are very insightful and thought-provoking, but in their core nothing ground-breaking and some of his examples are actually rather questionable.

Ruiz basically implies the importance of standing up for
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The tools shared by don Miguel are based on common sense and shared with such simplicity, that the universal message underlying his teaching is recognized by many. don Miguel's message is simple, practical and when implemented, even incrementally, changes lives.

In the tradition of the Toltec, a Nagual guides an individual to personal freedom. Combining new insights with old wisdom, don Miguel has
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“The Four Agreements
1. Be impeccable with your word.
2. Don’t take anything personally.
3. Don’t make assumptions.
4. Always do your best. ”
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“If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you. If that person doesn't walk away, you will surely endure many years of suffering with him or her. Walking away may hurt for a while, but your heart will eventually heal. Then you can choose what you really want. You will find that you don't need to trust others as much as you need to trust yourself to make the right choices.” 1018 likes
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