The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery

The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery

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by don Miguel Ruiz, don Jose Ruiz
     
 

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In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz revealed how the process of our education, or �domestication,� can make us forget the wisdom we were born with. Throughout our lives, we make many agreements that go against ourselves and create needless suffering. The Four Agreements help us to break these self-limiting agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us

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In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz revealed how the process of our education, or �domestication,� can make us forget the wisdom we were born with. Throughout our lives, we make many agreements that go against ourselves and create needless suffering. The Four Agreements help us to break these self-limiting agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us personal freedom, happiness, and love.

In The Fifth Agreement, don Miguel Ruiz joins his son don Jose Ruiz to offer a fresh perspective on the Four Agreements, and a powerful new agreement for transforming our lives into our personal heaven. The Fifth Agreement takes us to a deeper level of awareness of the power of the Self, and returns us to the authenticity we were born with. In this compelling sequel to the book that has changed the lives of millions of people around the world, we are reminded of the greatest gift we can give ourselves: the freedom to be who we really are.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013987791
Publisher:
Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
02/25/2012
Series:
Toltec Wisdom Series , #6
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
43,276
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Don Miguel Ruiz is the international bestselling author of The Four Agreements (a New York Times bestseller for over seven years), The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, Prayers, and The Fifth Agreement. The teachings of don Miguel Ruiz are best known for transforming complex human issues into simple common sense � a talent that has earned him millions of fans, international acclaim, and a vote of approval from Oprah Winfrey. Sales of his Toltec Wisdom Series have soared to nearly 8 million copies in the United States alone, and have been translated into more than 38 languages worldwide.

Don Jose Ruiz grew up in a world where anything was possible. From the moment he could speak, he became an apprentice of his nagual (shaman) father, don Miguel Ruiz, and his curandera (healer) grandmother, Mother Sarita. As a teenager, he traveled to India to study with friends of his father, and at the age of twenty-three, he became the successor to the family lineage. In the tradition of his ancestors, don Jose has dedicated his life to sharing the teachings of the ancient Toltec. For the past ten years, he has been lecturing and leading classes across the United States, and at sacred sites around the world.

Janet Mills is the founder and publisher of Amber-Allen Publishing. She is the editor and coauthor of the Toltec Wisdom Series by don Miguel Ruiz, and the editor of Deepak Chopra�s international bestselling title The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. Her life�s mission is to publish books of enduring beauty, integrity, and wisdom, and to inspire others to fulfill their most cherished dreams.

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Terry1607 More than 1 year ago
I first listened to The Four Agreements on cassette nine years ago. They have changed my life. Heaven is a beautiful place to live. I have already reread the The Fifth Agreement three times and will continue to re-digest it and grow and learn and eventually become as Master, a Seer. I still have the photo of Miguel and me after a talk he gave in August 2001 in Morristown, NJ. Thank you Miguel and thank you Jose. The Fifth Agreement is a very special book. The world is a better place and as more humans read and practice The Five Agreements it will only get more and more beautiful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For Gin... I have read both The Fifth Agreement and The Voice of Knowledge, and for me, The Fifth Agreement offers so much more. There are common themes running through all of Ruiz's books, but The Fifth Agreement brought me to a higher level of understanding about the power of our word and the importance of how we use it. Yes, The Voice of Knowledge also tells us "don't believe yourself, and don't believe anybody else," but The Fifth Agreement goes much deeper into the meaning behind our word, how we create our reality with the word, and how we can create a better world for everyone by changing our own world first -- the world in our head. No matter how you say it -- "don't believe" or "be skeptical, but learn to listen" -- I now understand how to use this agreement as a tool and how the other four agreements support its meaning and give it power. For those who are truly on the path to personal freedom, "be skeptical, but learn to listen" is the ultimate agreement we can make to discern the difference between what is truth and what is lies. The Fifth Agreement makes us aware of the kind of messages we are giving to ourselves and to others, and gives us the best of and more of what the Ruiz's having been teaching for decades.
PreciousHN More than 1 year ago
If you enjoyed the Four Agreements, this book is every bit as compelling and relevant. Miguel Ruiz and Toltec wisdom is down to earth, and makes such common sense about so many things we already know but never really understood. The sinplicity with which he writes hits home. If you havent' read the Four Agreements, this book recaps them very nicely before going on to the Fifth Agreement. PreciousHN
LorenMGelberg-Goff More than 1 year ago
In The fifth Agreement, Don Miguel and his son don Jose pull together the significance of the first book, The Four Agreements, and explain with detail and clarity how the Fifth Agreement is a necessary tool in committing oneself to living with the freedom to be who we really are. Anyone who is looking for awareness,insight, & guidance to enhance and empower themselves in their lives could benefit from reading and absorbing the messages in this book. If you're feeling frustrated with the drama and stress in your life, being open to the messages in this book will help you to see how to rid yourself of the unnecessary pain drama causes. It's amazing what happens within your psyche when you understand and embrace the 5 agreements eloquently described in this book.
NCReview More than 1 year ago
The Fifth Agreement is the sequel to The Four Agreements, which outlines a simple foundation for a happy life that anyone can implement regardless of one's religion or lack of one. They convey the core of the Toltec shamanic tradition in a nutshell: Be impeccable with your word; don't take things personally; don't make assumptions; and do your best. Don Miguel Ruiz wrote that bestseller 12 years ago, and now has written The Fifth Agreement with his son, don Jose. The fifth agreement is deceptively simple, yet incredibly profound. It states, "Be skeptical but learn to listen." While the first four agreements deal with our relationship to ourselves and how to create a happy life, the fifth agreement deals with our relationship to others, and how to create a better world. The Fifth Agreement asks us to be skeptical and use discernment when listening others, and to understand that everyone has his or her own perspective and agenda reflected in their words. It is up to us to discern the truth behind the words, but always to be respectful of another's right to his or her views, even if we don't share them. Each of us is the artist of our own life, the director of our own play, and we can make it an adventure or a drama - heaven or hell, it's up to us. The first part of the book reviews the first four agreements, discussing how the meanings we attribute to symbols define us culturally. The second part of the book delves into the more advanced concepts of the Toltec mystery school, including the Fifth Agreement, Victims, Warriors, Masters and Seers. All the concepts are explained in ways that anyone can understand and, hopefully, implement in one's life. The first part of the book reviews the first four agreements, discussing how the meanings we attribute to symbols define us culturally. The second part of the book delves into the more advanced concepts of the Toltec mystery school, including the Fifth Agreement, Victims, Warriors, Masters and Seers. All the concepts are explained in ways that anyone can understand and, hopefully, implement in one's life. I had the opportunity to ask don Miguel in an interview (at ncreview.com) why he didn't include the fifth agreement in his first book, and he said, "It wasn't the time." The fact that he decided that it is now the time, implies that we are finally ready as a society to learn to listen to each other and to respect our differences. Combined with the prescription for living joyfully offered by the Four Agreements, we really could have heaven on earth. This powerful little book shows the way, and makes it all sound possible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the book on cd. I have listened to it three times. It is a must read!
steff0 More than 1 year ago
Love this book.  So easy to understand and read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly suggest you use this as a daily guide to living! I am trying to practice what is preached. We all need to care about one another and this book serves as a practical easy way to do this
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I read the Four Agreements quite a long time ago and have followed the advice given...it has literally changed my way of thinking and my interactions with people...and eliminated the DRAMA. Everyone can benefit from reading the wisdom of this very enlightened author, especially if one is seeking to reconnect with one's real and authentic self.
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Easy to read and understand...purchased for a book study group at our church!
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