Los cuatro acuerdos: Una guia practica para la libertad personal (The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom) by don Miquel Ruiz, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Los cuatro acuerdos: Una guia practica para la libertad personal (The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom)

Los cuatro acuerdos: Una guia practica para la libertad personal (The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom)

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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 are: Be Impeccable With Your

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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 are: Be Impeccable With Your Word, Don't Take Anything Personally, Don't Make Assumptions, Always Do Your Best.

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bn.com
When you get tangled in endless dilemmas -- at home, at work, or with friends -- you need to simplify. Don Miguel Ruiz offers the means. In this small book of wisdom, Ruiz, a shaman and healer, instructs us in the four agreements that ensure right conduct. Be impeccable with your word, Ruiz urges. Don’t take anything personally. Don’t make assumptions. Always do your best. Through this small but potent tract, Ruiz explains how Toltec laws can help us simplify and how they can lead us out of everyday snares and into personal freedom.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Ruiz's explanations of Toltec-based cosmography got a major boost recently when publishing pooh-bah Oprah Winfrey mentioned his work on her TV show. Ruiz, whose workshop teachings are distilled here, was born into a Mexican family of traditional healers, became a surgeon in adulthood, then underwent a near-death experience that made him reexamine his life, his beliefs. Like the popular works of the late Carlos Castaneda, Ruiz's teachings focus on dreams and visions. "Dreaming," Ruiz argues, "is the main function of the mind." A series of four "agreements" are detailed, which make up a larger picture of unconditional human faith. Despite the New Age- sounding language, Ruiz is refreshingly clear in the presentation of his ideas. Reading aloud, actor Coyote sounds every bit the enthusiastic old hippie, genuinely excited by the concepts he is spinning. Based on the 1997 Amber-Allen edition. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878424365
Publisher:
Amber-Allen Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Toltec Wisdom Series
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
39,735
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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Chapter 1: Domestication and the Dream of the Planet

What you are seeing and hearing right now is nothing but a dream. You are dreaming right now in this moment. You are dreaming with the brain awake.

Dreaming is the main function of the mind, and the mind dreams twenty-four hours a day. It dreams when the brain is awake, and it also dreams when the brain is asleep. The difference is that when the brain is awake, there is a material frame that makes us perceive things in a linear way. When we go to sleep we do not have the frame, and the dream has the tendency to change constantly.

Humans are dreaming all the time. Before we were born the humans before us created a big outside dream that we will call society's dream or the dream of the planet. The dream of the planet is the collective dream of billions of smaller, personal dreams, which together create a dream of a family, a dream of a community, a dream of a city, a dream of a country, and finally a dream of the whole humanity. The dream of the planet includes all of society's rules, its beliefs, its laws, its religions, its different cultures and ways to be, its governments, schools, social events, and holidays.

We are born with the capacity to learn how to dream, and the humans who live before us teach us how to dream the way society dreams. The outside dream has so many rules that when a new human is born, we hook the child's attention and introduce these rules into his or her mind. The outside dream uses Mom and Dad, the schools, and religion to teach us how to dream.

Attention is the ability we have to discriminate and to focus only on that which we want to perceive. We can perceive millions ofthings simultaneously, but using our attention, we can hold whatever we want to perceive in the foreground of our mind. The adults around us hooked our attention and put information into our minds through repetition. That is the way we learned everything we know.

By using our attention we learned a whole reality, a whole dream. We learned how to behave in society: what to believe and what not to believe; what is acceptable and what is not acceptable; what is good and what is bad; what is beautiful and what is ugly; what is right and what is wrong. It was all there already - all that knowledge, all those rules and concepts about how to behave in the world.

When you were in school, you sat in a little chair and put your attention on what the teacher was...

Meet the Author

Don Miguel Ruiz was born into a family of healers, and raised in rural Mexico by a curandera (healer) mother and a nagual (shaman) grandfather. The family anticipated that Miguel would embrace their centuries-old legacy of healing and teaching, and carry forward the esoteric Toltec knowledge. Instead, distracted by modern life, Miguel chose to attend medical school and become a surgeon. A near-death experience changed his life. Late one night in the early 1970s, he awoke suddenly, having fallen asleep at the wheel of his car. At that instant the car careened into a wall of concrete. Don Miguel remembers that he was not in his physical body as he pulled his two friends to safety.

Stunned by this experience, he began an intensive practice of self-inquiry. 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. His grandfather, who had since passed on, continued to teach him in his dreams.

In the tradition of the Toltec, a nagual guides an individual to personal freedom. Don Miguel Ruiz, a nagual from the Eagle Knight lineage, is dedicated to sharing his knowledge of the teachings of the ancient Toltec. For more than a decade, he has worked to impart this wisdom to his students through lectures, workshops, and journeys to sacred sites around the world.

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4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Jackie1283 More than 1 year ago
Es un hermoso libro que te hace encontras contigo mismo o misma. Lo recomiendo si tienes alguna pregunta no dudes en enviarme un email jacqueline.cintron@gmail.com Uno de los 4 acuerdos es no tomarse nada personal
MariaTiti More than 1 year ago
Respetate Tu y Respeta a los demás ! Comprendete Tu y Comprenderas a los demás ! Quierete Tu y Querras a los demás !!!
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treetopcc More than 1 year ago
I'm a moron and didn't look closely at the books language. The review was in english so I thought the book obviously would be in english as well. Looks like a great book, but I can't read it. Sigh... Marking what language the book is in clearly so I don't have to look at the preview would be helpful. I do know the title is in english, but again see the moron clause above.
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CFlores More than 1 year ago
Don Miguel Ruiz is phenomenal. His words in this book made me realize all that I have forgotten about life. It's crazy how we try to keep up with everyone else or please everyone but the last person we show love to is ourselves!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastica la idea de un audiolibro pues en tu carro puedes escuchar y relajarte asi las distancias son mas cortas, un fantanstico libro inspirador y educativo.
monitajz More than 1 year ago
Aun cuando considero un tanto inadecuado los de (maestro nahuatl), los conceptos de los cuatro acuerdos son bastante aceptables para incluirlos en nuestra vida diaria como algo personal.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
don miguel ruiz pone en nuestras manos la libertad mental, despierta nuestra mente soñadora y nos revela la realidad, dandonos la vision de como liberarnos de este sueño del infierno, de nuestro libro de leyes y nos presenta como llegar a estos acuerdos que les aseguro cambiaran su vida para siempre.(don miguel ruiz gracias por sus sabias palabras)