This is a good gift. Get in the habit of saying only what you mean and meaning only what you say. It has to do with giving an overhaul to very old beliefs about self esteem, needs and expectations, finally. If you didn't like the f I must confess that if I did not have the compulsory need to finish every book I start reading, I would have never finished this one. I finally got back to reading this book this past year 2011 , and have actually been adapting some of it! And that mean teacher in fourth grade.
But,from my experience i believe those reviews were unfounded. The collective mess from all these differing beliefs and customs and philosophies is a giant noisy cluttered world that never shuts up. The second Toltec mastery, the Mastery of Transformation, shows us how to change the dream of our life. I must confess that if I did not have the compulsory need to finish every book I start reading, I would have never finished this one. The power of the word: humans are creators, but our power of creation is invested in our beliefs -- 3. Though it should form the crux of his contribution — Ruiz is equally weak on point three, death.
I read both together so it is a bit hard to separate the two. A Toltec Wisdom Book by Miguel Ruiz. Always do your best Part 2 was a more powerful and immersive experience, putting these agreements into action with plenty of open ended questions to ponder and journal about. Anyhow, still I try doing the exercises with the little lies that still remain. Very few people can perceive reality clearly. If you have the four agreements original book, you don't need this one and if you don't then skip this one and get the original.
We are perfect expressions of that divine source, and therefore must be perfect ourselves. His writing style is annoyingly repetitive and doesn't really ever get the point. Along with his brevity is his clarity. I really liked reading it. So glad I'm finished with all these nonsense books, and even gladder not to have to return. Be Impeccable With Your Word. Therein lies the power of this second agreement; however you must also agree to be responsible for your emotional reactions to how others dream you, and not believe or blame them.
They're worth serious contemplation and exploration -- and you'll have plenty of time for said exploration, if you don't waste your time re-reading all the stuff you already learned in the first book. Our assumptions are the root of most of the dramas in our lives. The simplicity of this wisdom is so easy to master, once you see the world as a giant neverending argument between staunch believers, you simply choose not to become involved. One of the quotes that stood out from the rest was said on page 119. This Companion Book is a must-read not only for those who enjoyed don Miguel's first book, but f or anyone who is ready to leave suffering behind, and to master the art of living in our natural state: happiness.
The Mastery of Awareness can also be called the Mastery of Truth. The foundation of the Toltec Wisdom is that we are all dreaming. Don't Take Anything Personally 3. Now The Four Agreements Companion Book takes you even further along the journey to recover the awareness and wisdom of your authentic self. But being human is complicated. Don Miguel Ruiz is truly a spirit guide! Terribly boring and not at all suitable for normal life. I think in essence, the above skills suggests us to slow down our thinking process to give us enough time to steer our feelings and actions to apply the four agreements and to enjoy life intensely within the moment.
It is unique for every person. But it is possible to wake up from this dream. If you have a problem, it's time to think. This dream has been programmed into you using words; through a training process that began the day you were born. Forgiveness for the suffering others cause as a result of their illusions.
There is some strange notion in most cultures that judging each other—and ourselves—leads to increased productivity, better manners, weight loss, eliminating bad habits, and creating good ones. It would have been exciting to find here a carefully crafted discourse both risks and rewards on the rich tradition of shamanistic ceremony and plant use to reach the said to accelerate enlightenment. They are: be impeccable with your word, don't make assumptions, don't take anything personally, and try your best, always. Stop and imagine how many factors were at work around a recent decision you made. He devoted himself to the mastery of the ancient ancestral wisdom, studying earnestly with his mother, and completing an apprenticeship with a powerful shaman in the Mexican desert. I first encountered the 4 Agreements as a image on Facebook around the end of last year. Which sounds like terrible advice, to be frank.
The book that I read for October is Called The Four Agreements Companion book. From the Toltec point of view, love or intent is that part of life that makes the transformation of energy possible. The Buddha laid a clear path of and. From that point on you will have the wisdom to protect your dream and stay out of the collective madness we all live within. While most authors believe that using verbose and loquaciousness wording to make their side more convincing, it doesn't. I will read it again pretty soon because it is now a life guide for me.
One very interesting exercise is making your 'Book of Law', a list of all the lies you come across. This is an excellent book for anyone. Combining new insights with old wisdom, don Miguel has 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. This Companion Book is a must-read not only for those who enjoyed don Miguel's first book, but f or anyone who is ready to leave suffering behind, and to master the art of living in our natural state: happiness. I have a lot to practice until it becomes my second nature. Dreaming: the function of the human mind is to dream, but we have learned to dream without awareness -- Part two. There's a line in here that basically says don't even share what you feel about yourself, because other people can twist your words around and make it a 'poison'.