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 ...

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...

The fifth agreement

by don Miguel Ruiz, don Jose Ruiz, and Janet Mills

The fifth agreement is be skeptical, but learn to listen. Be skeptical because most of what you hear isn’t true. You know that humans speak with symbols and that symbols are only the truth because we agree

Domestication: Part 1 of 2

When you are a child, the humans who take care of you teach you what they know, and more than 90 percent of that knowledge isn’t the truth. The truth leads you to your authenticity, to happiness. Believing in lies (or a distortion of the truth) leads...

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...

Why readers love “The Four Agreements”

Find out why readers of The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz say it has changed their lives forever. Followers of Ruiz’s Toltec wisdom find themselves feeling more centered in their lives, and more truthful with themselves and others. Watch as readers express how they’ve...


 

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