The Four Agreements
by don Miguel Ruiz
- one solution to loneliness

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If you want to understand what is happening in your life, read "The Four Agreements" by don Miguel Ruiz (Amber-Allen Publishing) and lift the veil that exists between reality and you.

Image published with written permission from Amber-Allen Publishing.

Amazingly, don Miguel Ruiz summarizes most of his book on the inside jacket flap. Someone flipping open this life-changing book could get an essential part of the message simply by reading the inside jacket flap. That seems to be the intent of the book’s author – to let the healing message spread.

If you find yourself lonely and...

...the experience painful, then you need to get to the heart of the matter and apply some solutions to it. This book is one such solution. The message in the book is a powerful one. His writing style is conversational and he explains the concepts with great ease.

To apply the solution though, you would borrow, buy or otherwise obtain the book and let the book, within its 138 pages, slowly, gently lift the veil and let you see where you actually live.

From the inside jacket flap:

(With written permission from Amber-Allen Publishing.)


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.


Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.


Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement,you can completely transform you life.


Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

From the back cover:

(With written permission from Amber-Allen Publishing.)

“In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob of us joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness and love.”

No wonder the book spent more than seven years on the “New York Times” bestseller list and sold more than 4 million copies in the US. It has also been translated into 34 languages worldwide.

From the book The Four Agreements © 1997, don Miguel Ruiz. Reprinted by permission of Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc. P.O. Box 6657, San Rafael, CA 94903. All rights reserved.


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