Having already liked the four chords, I take great pleasure in hearing the fifth, so much so that I will read it again and I am confident that everything I have learned will help me in my journey, I already feel happier 😁 thanks to the author! And I highly recommend this book! His son, Don Jose Ruiz, then released a sequel with his father called The Fifth Agreement, which added another chord: A good continuation of the four chords Totally, they both liked Peter Coyote`s great work Thank you Speak with integrity and only say what you want to say. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the sense of truth and love. "By practicing the Five Accords, you truly respect everything in creation. You respect your dream; You respect everyone`s dream. When you use these tools, your effort is really for everyone, because your joy, happiness, peace, and heaven are contagious. When you are happy, the people around you are happy too, and this inspires them to change their own world. – Don Miguel Ruiz Find the courage to ask questions and express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as possible to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With a single agreement, you can completely change your life. Most of us have heard of Don Miguel Ruiz`s four accords, but now there is a fifth agreement.
While I was on the road, on a business trip, I ventured into a cool little shop and saw the new book. It didn`t take me long to realize that I had to buy it and read it again. I`ve donated over a dozen of these books – this is one of the ones you want to share with others. Much of the book is a summary of the 4 chords, which is nice to review but no fresh content. The 5th agreement, which I will not spoil to those who do not know it, is a principle that I already apply in my life, and it is a good one, but it is a principle that should also be applied to the teachings of this book and in fact to all the teachings. I enjoyed the book and love its wisdom, but I found some of the claims unreasonable and found myself applying the 5th Agreement. As rules to be respected, the 5 agreements are valuable and desirable. I do not know to what extent the enlargement on the 5th agreement has been really useful or valuable once you know what it is.
It would probably have been helpful to dive deep into cognitive biases, as he mainly refers to them. The biblical references/analogies and spiritual stories were a bit intimidating to me, but didn`t undo the message of the book. All four chords have been printed for years and pinned to my fridge. The words are relevant and wise and help me live a life with less stress and grief. It delves deeply into the problems that many of us experience in our daily lives. This is one of those "must reads"! I love how detours to small shops will lead you to something you might need. I hope you will enjoy my summary of the agreements. Maybe you`ll buy it on your next trip to the bookstore.
For those who have it, it may be a little boost to reopen it. 5/5. Amazing. I must say that Don Miguel Ruiz is currently my favorite writer in spirituality/philosophy/personal development. The 4 chords changed my life and it`s a great sequel. I love these teachings and the Toltec philosophy. Great narrator, great listening. Of course, suggest starting with the 4 chords before reading this. All artists live in their own dream, in their own world. In this world, all they perceive is the truth for them, and it might be absolutely true for the artists who express their story, but it`s not the truth for you. The only truth for you is what you perceive in your world. With this realization, there is nothing to prove to anyone.
It is not a question of being right or wrong. You respect everything someone says because respect is so important. .