Look at high-quality images that allow you to zoom in for a look. This lesson provides insight into human domestication and the beginning of unnecessary suffering. When we are children, the people who take care of us teach us what they know, and more than 90 percent of that knowledge is not the truth. The truth leads us to our authenticity, to happiness. Belief in lies (or a distortion of the truth) leads us to restrictions in our lives, to unnecessary suffering and drama. From Lesson 2 of the 10-lesson course (Lesson 1 of the shortened 5-lesson course) His son, Don Jose Ruiz, then published a sequel with his father, titled The Fifth Agreement, which added another chord: Do you feel helpless, stuck, or without merit of the life you really want to live? Your true nature is unlimited, powerful, and free, and if you raise awareness of who you really are, you authorize your life with infinite possibilities. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. * Lessons 1, 3, 6, 8, 10 (see above) are excluded from the 5-lesson course. Click here to see what is included in the 5-lesson course. Enter your mobile phone number or email address below and we`ll send you a link to download the free Kindle app. Then you can read kindle books on your smartphone, tablet or computer – no need for a Kindle device.
In part 2 of this two-part video, we learn more about the book of the Law that governs our minds and the inner judge who makes us suffer because we never live up to our « image of perfection. » All our normal tendencies are lost in the process of domestication, and we begin to look for what we have lost. We seek freedom because we are no longer free; We seek happiness because we are no longer happy; We seek beauty because we no longer believe that we are beautiful. What we are looking for is our self. With exercise, the Four Accords help us restore our « authentic self, » and this is the greatest gift we can give ourselves. 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 on oprah Winfrey Show in 2001 and on the TV show Super Soul Sunday in 2013.  This book was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a decade.  In 2000, Don Miguel Ruiz published The Four Agreements Companion Book. In addition to the book and audiobook, there is also an eBook, a four-color illustrated book, a map cover, and an online course.  He is fluent in Spanish and English, often lectures and leads retreats in the United States.  In February 2002, Ruiz suffered an almost fatal heart attack. The damage caused by the myocardial infarction and the coma that followed left him with a heart that was functioning at only 16% of capacity and was in constant pain.
 He claims to have given his son Don José Ruiz an Eagle Knight line whose focus is on healing patients suffering from cluster headaches who find themselves in unconscious states.  On October 9, 2010, Ruiz underwent a heart transplant at a Los Angeles hospital. He was re-educated at Lotus Ranch in Wimberley, Texas, when he was told a heart was available, and had chartered a plane back to Los Angeles.  In The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting convictions that deprive us of joy and cause unnecessary suffering.