What this means is that Ruiz does what is best at all times so as not to regret it. Some days, your best is not as good as other days, and it`s good. As long as you`re honest in life, you`re not ashamed and you won`t fight after a less than stellar performance. One drawback of the book is that some of the chords are too extreme, and if you take them literally, they can cause additional problems in your life if taken without a proverbial grain of salt. However, with a little balance and a sense of openness, these chords can change and alleviate stress. Here is an explanation of the four agreements. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz is a wonderful book for stress management and personal growth. It is written in simple language, but deals with complex topics that can help you make far-reaching changes in your life. Ashley Rao, of the Survivor Assistance Program, wrote, “Regardless of where we will end up on the spiritual spectrum – from skeptics to believers and beyond religious beliefs – the application of Ruiz`s principles offers opportunities for transformation on our journey through mourning.”  Rachel Thompson of the HuffPost says the book “is a very useful book that can be put into practice in everyday practice by dealing with criticism of all kinds.” The four agreements© were published in 1997 and have sold about 9 million times. He has been on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly a decade. Everything we do is based on agreements we have made – agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, with life.
But the most important agreements are those we make with ourselves. “Don Miguel Ruiz`s book is a roadmap for enlightenment and freedom.” – Deepak Chopra, author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Your Book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip. Janet Mills is founder and president of the Amber-Allen edition. With Don Miguel Ruiz, she is co-author of six books in The Toltec Wisdom Series, creator of the online course The Four Agreements for a Better Life and editor-in-chief of Deepak Chopras Bestseller The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. Their goal in life is to publish books of lasting beauty, integrity and wisdom and to inspire others to realize their most loved dreams. Points to Be Aware Of: This is good advice to help you become less responsive, defensive and retaliatory, but keep it in balance. While everyone has their own prejudices and there is no real objectivity, you can, by never taking anything personally, your ability to see your own negative patterns and biased ideas, really limit and work towards the development of healthier models and lucid thoughts. As Scott Peck says in The Road Less Traveled: “The problem of distinguishing between who we are and what we are not responsible for in this life is one of the greatest problems of human existence.” In addition to demhur`s book and book, there is also an eBook, a four-colour picture book, a card game and an online course.  “This book by Don Miguel Ruiz, simple and so powerful, has made a huge difference in the way I think and act in every encounter.” – Oprah Winfrey First published in 1997, the book has sold more than 8.2 million times in the United States  and has been translated into 46 languages worldwide.
 The book gained popularity after being supported by Oprah Winfrey in 2001 on the Oprah Winfrey Show and in 2013 in the television series Super Soul Sunday.  This book has also been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a decade.  In 2001, the book was published in “O” The Oprah Magazine, where the author interviewed comedian and television presenter Ellen Degeneres about the book.