His best-known book, The Four Agreements, was published in 1997 and has sold about 10 million times in the United States and has been translated into 46 languages. The book advocates the personal freedom of convictions and agreements we have made with ourselves and with others, which create use and unhappiness in our lives.  It was broadcast on the television show Oprah.  The four chords are: After already enjoying the four chords, I was very happy to hear the fifth, so much so that I will reread it and I am positive that everything I have learned will help me in my journey, I already feel happier 😁 thanks to the author! And I highly recommend this book! This practical guide completes Ruiz`s first book on the 4 chords. It is back to the basics of common sense of the Toltec way and can be applied by anyone and anyone. Really inspiring and simple, and made all the more enjoyable when heard by the chocolate sounds of Peter Coyote`s voice. It`s highly recommended. A large part of the book is a summary of the 4 chords that is nice to check, but is not fresh content. The 5th agreement, which I cannot spoil for those who do not know it, is a principle that I already apply in my life, and it is a good one, but it is one that should also apply to the teachings of this book and, in fact, to all the teachings.
I enjoyed the book and I like the wisdom of it, but I found some of the assertions unreasonable and I found the application of the 5th Convention. As rules of life, the five agreements are valuable and worth a search for. I`m not sure on the part of enlargement on the 5th agreement which was really useful or valuable once you know what it is. It would probably have been helpful to take a deep leap into cognitive prejudice, because it is primarily that. The biblical references/analogies and spiritual stories were a little repugnant to me, but did not nullifying the book`s message. I read the four chords years ago and they changed me and the way I lived my life. The number 2 agreement especially (don`t take anything personally) made a difference and still does it today. The fifth agreement is a good reminder for the four originals and an interesting addition to the agreements. It`s worth reading. Not as effective as the first book, but how could it be, it was only a deal against four.
Thank you Don Ruiz, again! In The Four Agreements, a New York Times bestseller for more than seven years, Don Miguel Ruiz revealed how the process of our formation or “domestication” could make us forget the wisdom with which we were born. Throughout our lives, we have made many agreements that go against ourselves and cause unnecessary suffering.