The Four Agreements

by don Miguel Ruiz with Janet Mills

The first agreement is the most important one and also the most difficult one to honor. It is so important that with just this first agreement you will be able to transcend to the level of existence I call heaven on earth.

The fir...

by don Miguel Ruiz with Janet Mills

Many times there are things in our lives that we don’t like, that we want to change, but we make the same mistakes, the same choices, expecting that the result will be different. Well, it will not be different. Every action has a conse...

by don Miguel Ruiz and Janet Mills

Thousands of years ago the Toltec created three masteries to guide us out of suffering and return us to our true nature, which is happiness, freedom, and love. The Toltec encouraged us to see ourselves with truth, and they created a maste...

by don Miguel Ruiz with Janet Mills

Think of a recent event in your life that caused you emotional pain. Then imagine this event from a “distant” perspective; that is, try to detach yourself emotionally from the actions–reactions that were part of this event.

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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 ...

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...

by Leo Van Warmerdam

The basis of the 12 Step Program is to bring about a “vital spiritual experience.” The Four Agreements and the teachings of don Miguel Ruiz offer a complimentary method and point of view that are also designed to bring about a spiritual experience. This occurs thro...

by Michael Bridges

Zoë, my nine-year-old daughter, and I were recently walking down a hotel hallway. Two girls about her age were walking a few steps ahead of us. The girls were leaning in close to each other, talking and laughing as they made their way to their room.

Squeezing my ...

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