Also by don Miguel Ruiz THE MASTERY OF LOVE A Practical Ouide to sort Art of The four AGREEMENTS COMPANION BOOK Usin3 the Tour Agreements to Master the Dream of /our Life LOS CUATRO ACUERDOS Una guia practica para la libertad personal A Practical Ouide to Personal Freedom A To [tec THE four AGREEMENTS Posted by Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc. Post Office Box 665 7 San Rafael, California 94903 Editorial: Janet Mills Cover Illustration: Nicholas Wilton Cover Design: Michele Wetherbee o Cover Photo: Barbara Simon Typography: Rick Gordon, Emerald Valley Graphics All Rights Reserved. This book cannot be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of the publisher, unless a reviewer may quote short passages in a review; similarly, no part of this book can be reproduced without the written permission of the publisher, stored in a calling system or in any way, electronic, mechanical, photocopied, taken or otherwise transmitted;] 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. 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.

2 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Ruiz, Miguel, 1952- The Four ACCORDS: 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.