Here is a list of quotes and questions that will help you prepare the New Age Book Study, which will address the Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz, and this guide is complete. To find other questions to review blog posts on the same topic from other books, check out these archives. Our first book for The Stacks Book Club of 2019, The Four Agreements is a best-selling mutual aid classic. I was lucky enough to have fans of self-help books and celebrity coaches Alec Penix, accompany me to this discussion. If you haven`t listened yet, check here. 8. The four agreements seem to be common sense. Do you think it is easy or difficult to practice these agreements? Has the practice of one or more of the four agreements changed your life? Ruiz is very cut and dry and meets someone who forgets the nuances of life. He makes a lot of assumptions about people reading this book (which is a no). There`s a ton of victim`s bills in the whole book. He points out, for example, that we only take the abuses we think we deserve.
This may very well apply to people who have horrible bosses or who have mooching friends. But this logic does not hold when one thinks of the child harassed by his parents or the mother snatched by her child at the border with the United States. Do we appreciate these people who have been victims? Should they have asked for something better? And to whom do they have to make this kind of requirement? The power dynamics of life are not always so clear, as Mr. Ruiz says, and his fate has insulted me. The four chords will be a book that I read every year. ; ) #1] Which of the four agreements is best for you? If you`re looking for concepts that will help you and others, especially at the beginning of a new year, this might be a good book for you, but make sure you don`t take everything Ruiz says. He too is only a human being and he also has to deal with himself. There is a lot to be said for the four agreements honestly, if more people lived on agreements, we would have a more sensitive and communicative society.
If people were truly true to the spirit of these agreements, to the people around them and to themselves, we would have a healthier world.