9 This knowledge changed his life. When he knew what he really was, he looked around himself and the rest of nature, and he was amazed at what he saw. He saw himself in everything in every man, in every animal, in every tree, in the water, in the rain, in the clouds, in the earth. And he saw that life mixed tonal and groaning in different ways to create billions of manifestations of life. In a few moments, he understood everything. He was very excited, and his heart was filled with peace. He couldn`t wait to tell his people what he had discovered. But there were no words to explain it. He tried to tell the others, but they couldn`t understand.

You could see that he had changed, that something beautiful was shining from his eyes and his voice. They noticed that he had nothing left, nor anyone. 10 He was no longer like the others. He understood everyone very well, but no one could understand him. They believed he was an incarnation of God, and he smiled when he heard this, and he said, «That`s true. I am God. But you`re also God. We`re the same, you and I.

We are images of light. We are God. But people didn`t understand it. He had discovered that he was a mirror for the rest of the people, a mirror in which he could see himself. «Everyone is a mirror,» he said. He saw himself in everyone, but no one saw him as himself. And he realized that everyone was dreaming, but without conscience, without knowing what they really are. They could not see it as being themselves because there was a wall of fog or smoke between the mirrors. And this wall of fog was realized by interpreting photographs, the dream of man. 8 I am between the stars, he thought. So he called the stars the tonal and the light between the stars the Nagual, and he knew that what created harmony and space between the two is life or intent. Without Life, tonal and moaning could not exist. Life is the strength of the Absolute, of the Supreme, of the Creator, who creates everything.

This is what he discovered: all that exists is a manifestation of what we call God. It`s all God. And he concluded that human perception is only the light that light can perceive. He also saw that matter is a mirror, everything is a mirror that reflects light and generates images of that light, and the world of illusion, the dream, is like smoke that does not allow us to see what we really are. «The real thing is pure love, pure light,» he said. Enjoy features that are only possible in digital form – start reading immediately, carry your library with you, adapt the font, create shared notes and highlights, and more. Your email address will not be published. The required fields are marked – LONDON – STERLING, VA Thinking in Systems – A Primer — Donella H. Meadows Published by Diana Wright, Sustainability Institute TIS final pgs iii 5/2/09 10:40:32 2 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Ruiz, Miguel, 1952- The four AGREEMENTS: a practical guide to persona freedom]/Miguel Ruiz. s. cm. (A Toltec Book of Wisdom) ISBN I-878424-31-9 (Alk.

Paper) I. Lifestyle. 2. Toltec Various Philosophy. I. Title. SERIES: Ruiz, Miguel, 1952- Toltec Book of Wisdom. BJI58I.

2. R85 1997 97-18256 299.792 dc2I CIP ISBN I-878424-31-9 Printed in Canada on acid-free paper distributed by publishers Group West to the Circle of Fire; Those who have left before, those who are present, and those who have yet to come. 34 33 32 31 31 30 29 27 26 25 24 24 23 22 21 Content Introduction 1 Domestication and the Dream of the Planet 1 2 First Agreement Be impeccable with your word 25 3 The second agreement Don`t take anything personally 47 4 The third agreement Don`t Make t AssumpmpTions 63 5 The Fourth agreement Always Do Your Best 75 6 The Toltec Path to Freedom Breaking Old AGREEMENTS 93 7 The New Dream Heaven on Earth 123 Prayers 131 Acknowleagments I would LIKE TO HUMBLY ACKNOWLEDGED MY mother Sarita, who taught me unconditional unconditional love; my father, Jose Luis, who taught me discipline; my grandfather Leonardo Macias, who gave me the key to decipher the mysteries of Toltec; and my sons Miguel, Jose Luis and Leonard.