Don Miguel Ruiz`s famous guide to personal freedom is an inspiring and motivating reading in itself. But the voice of actor Peter Coyote`s Dulcet takes These ancient Toltec teachings to another level and transforms them into a fascinating four-part guided meditation. The Four Agreements establishes philosophical concepts in concrete and real situations and explores the benefits of being impeccable with your word, taking nothing personally, not making assumptions and always doing your best. The clear and captivating delivery of Coyotes allows us to really sit with these principles… and then turn them into direct and immediate action. This is a brilliant book with an excellent audio edition. It describes four simple agreements that you must make with yourself, which will allow you to increase your control over how you live your life: 1) Be immaculate with your word; 2) Don`t take anything personally; 3) Don`t make assumptions; 4) Always do your best. Easy doesn`t mean easy! Don Miguel`s book helps the reader to have the power of these chords and to use it. Reading Peter Coyotes is a pleasure that supports the learning process. It is a timeless work that can be constantly recalled.
I found the four chords even more powerful than Stephen Coveys Seven Habits, which speaks volumes. And just like the seven habits, the four chords are powerful in all aspects of your life, including family, work and recreation. The two stars are not for the content of the book, or the presentation of it. Peter Coyote is doing a really amazing job with this book, and I really appreciate Don Miguel Ruiz. However, there are no chapter markers in this audiobook. This makes it really difficult to access certain parts of the book for a simple reference. You just need to clean it up, and maybe you`ll find the place you were looking for. Great restriction, and completely takes the benchmark of this purchase.
I am not sure who is guilty of this issue. My recommendation is to buy the physical audiobook that will most likely have chapter markers. I think I`m on my way to my local new-age store. To health. The four chords are provided in an easily understandable way and apply to everyday life. The concept of living in a dream is also easy to assimilate. The only agony I had was with the last 11 minutes, where he gives a prayer “Christan” that sounds in total contradiction with the wisdom of Toltec given in the rest of the book. This end made me doubt the credibility of the authors. I recommend to listen until prayer, then stop and you will be satisfied with the wisdom of the Toltec tradition.