These days it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of ways we can improve our lives.
We’re surrounded by books wanting to helps us be happier, spiritual guides that promise to heal our souls, mindfulness and meditation books, and lists of the x number of rules you need to follow to live well.
Then there are books like The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. In a modest 150 pages, Ruiz, a former surgeon who decide to embrace his Toltec nagual (shaman) roots, manages to describe a view of living in the world that is both concise and comprehensive.
Instead of a list of tips, it presents a broad perspective on life as the Toltecs saw it (or, at least, the way Ruiz teaches it), then offers more practical principles on how we can live differently.