Today's lesson, Racism. If you see something written here that you’ve said or done, use it as an opportunity. Take it as a wake up call and make the decision to grow, change and be conscious of your own privilege. Remember, I am not a speaker for the entirety of a people. Use this blog as a reference tool, not as the one and only view on the topic.
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Book Description: (From Amazon) Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs, four agreements in life are essential steps on the path to personal freedom. As beliefs are transformed through maintaining these agreements, shamanic teacher and healer don Miguel Ruiz asserts lives will “become filled with grace, peace, and unconditional love.”
Opinion on this book: I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about this book before. I love this book so much. I first read it about eight years ago. Since then, I’ve purchased it in paperback over six times because I keep lending it to people and never getting it back. For good measure, I also own it on audio book. Judge me if you need to! The down side to of this book is that I am so bored by the pre-explanation of The Four Agreements. The first time you read it, you should definitely read from beginning to end, straight through. It basically explains how we make agreements with ourselves, how those agreements affect our lives and then how to break the bad ones. It’s important. Still, I also find it to be boring as hell. The good news about this portion is that it’s fairly short.
Favorite Part: The Agreements themselves. They are so basic and seemingly easy but at the same time, possibly four of the most difficult things to accomplish. Through my many copies of the book, the numerous readings and the ongoing discussions about this book, I have yet to come close to mastering these four agreements. The Four Agreements are: 1-Be impeccable with your word. 2-Don’t take anything personally. 3-Don’t make assumptions. 4-Always do your best.
Recommend it? YES! If someone asked me what book should every single person read, my answer would be The Four Agreements.