~~July 15, 2014~~
Don Miguel Ángel Ruiz (born 1952), better known as Don Miguel Ruiz, is a Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neo-shamanistic texts. Though some of his teachings seem similar to New Age, it is not. It focuses on the Ancient Toltec teachings that are used to achieve happiness, peace, and love within one’s life by achieving the wisdom to do so. Listed as one of The Watkins 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in 2014.
His current most famous and influential work, The Four Agreements, was published in 1997 and has sold around 5.2 million copies in the U.S. and has been translated into 38 languages. It was featured on the Oprah television show, and advocates personal freedom from beliefs and agreements that we have made with ourselves and others that are creating limitation and unhappiness in our lives. Ultimately, it is about finding one’s own integrity, self-love, and peace within this reality. The Four Agreements go very deep, but plainly stated, they are:
Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Don’t Take Anything Personally.
Don’t Make Assumptions.
Always Do Your Best.
Ruiz then wrote several other books, including The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, and Prayers, which was renamed and re-released as The Circle Of Fire in 2013. He also wrote a companion book to The Four Agreements.
Don Miguel Ruiz’s son Don Jose Ruiz has subsequently released a sequel with his father, The Fifth Agreement, which adds a further agreement:
Be Skeptical but Learn to Listen.
~Don Miguel Ruiz: How to Not Take Things Personally~
Super Soul Sunday – Oprah Winfrey Network
~Published on Mar 3, 2013~
The second of don Miguel Ruiz’s four agreements is about not taking everything personally. Watch as Oprah says she thinks it’s one of the hardest to follow, and get the advice don Miguel gives a customer service representative about dealing with challenging customers.
We ALL are connected through ENERGY!!
We ALL are ONE!!