The beginning of human suffering

by don Miguel Ruiz and Janet Mills

When you are one, two, or three years old, you cannot see yourself. The only way to see yourself is to look at your image in a mirror, and other people act as that mirror, which means they tell you what they believe you are. You ...

Using “The Four Agreements” in high school counseling

by Betsey McGuire

As a high school counselor with a caseload of around 550 students, I assist students with all kinds of issues. Along with the more routine responsibilities of helping kids choose classes, consider post-secondary options, and improve grades, a big part of my job is to atte...

Are you a “normie” or an “addict”?

by Leo Van Warmerdam

When I first started sharing The Four Agreements in group sessions within the recovery field, people in the groups would invariably ask me, “Are you in recovery, or are you a 'normie'?”

The first time I heard the word “normie,” I had to ask what it meant...

Domestication: Part 2 of 2

In the process of domestication, you learn that you need to be a certain way in order to be accepted, and because it’s not okay to be what you are, you start pretending to be what you are not. You form an image of what...

Soul to Soul

Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, sits down with Oprah to explore the BIG questions. He discusses his definition of God and answers life’s vast mysteries such as: What is the difference between spirituality and religion? What happens when we die? What does...

Online course sample video (lesson 6)

In this sample video from The Four Agreements online course, we make a distinction between the reality that Life creates, and the virtual reality that humans create through the use of a language. Life creates what is real, and humans create stories about what is...


 

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