One of my goals this year is to read two books a month and I can admit that I’ve fallen a little behind. It’s the first week of February and I just completed my second book. I’m not too far behind. I’m going to try to finish my next book by the end of this week. Then I will have another book review up for you all. If you want to see all of the books that I’ll be reading this year you can check out my 2018 Reading List.This post may contain affiliate links, meaning that if you make a purchase through clicking on them I’ll receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you! Let’s get into the review!
About the Author
The second book that I’ve read this year is The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by don Miguel Ruiz. don Miguel is a spiritual teacher and bestselling author of multiple toltec wisdom books. He has spent years helping people discover personal freedom and self awareness.
The Four Agreements Review
In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of 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.
The Four Agreements touches on forgiveness, self awareness, self abuse, and true freedom. I don’t want to actually give away the four agreements in this review but I do want to share some of my favorite quotes as I did in my first book review.
- “And the limit of your self-abuse is exactly the limit that you will tolerate from someone else. If someone abuses you a little more than you abuse yourself, you will probably walk away from that person. But if someone abuses you a little less than you abuse yourself, you will probably stay in the relationship and tolerate it endlessly.”
- “The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal.”
- “Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.”
- “Whatever you think, whatever you feel, I know is your problem and not my problem. It is the way you see the world. It is nothing personal, because you are dealing with yourself, not with me.”
- “Because we are afraid to ask for clarification, we make assumptions, and believe we are right about the assumptions; then we defend our assumptions and try to make someone else wrong. It is always better to ask questions than to make an assumption, because assumptions set us up for suffering.”
- “Every day we awake with a certain amount of mental, emotional, and physical energy that we spend throughout the day. If we allow our emotions to deplete our energy, we have no energy to change our lives or give to others.”
Should You Get the Book?
Yes! This book really opened my eyes and made me think about the way I view the world. It made me look at my belief system and question if I actually believed things or if I was just taught that that’s the way things are. It also taught me to embrace mistakes and not judge myself or punish myself for them over and over. I also saw the importance of choosing to be happy and the power of love in this book. Choosing to live in love – to love yourself and others unconditionally, in spite of anything else, leads to a life of freedom and true joy.
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So What’s Next?
Since we are doing the 14 Day Self Love Challenge, I decided that the next book that I would read is The Self-Love Experiment: Fifteen Principles for Becoming More Kind, Compassionate, and Accepting ofYourself.
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