Book Title The Four Agreements
This book, first published in 1997, has been 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.  I remember reading this book when it was first released, and now that I have taken the time to immerse myself in its wisdom, I am grateful that these teachings of Toltec expand my spiritual understanding. This book is a pleasure to read and work with on a daily basis. I recommend everyone take the time to read it and apply it in their daily life. You will discover so many blessings of memory and you will be able to on your own. The fourth agreement allows readers to have a better understanding of the progress made in achieving their goals in life. This agreement involves the integration of the first three agreements into daily life and the exploitation of its own potential.
 It is a matter of doing the best that can be managed individually, which varies from the different situations and circumstances that the individual may encounter. Ruiz believes that if you judge yourself and do your best at all times, you will be able to avoid remorse.  By integrating the first three chords and doing the best in all facets of life, the individual will be able to lead a life without grief or self-awareness.  The book is based on a series of spiritual beliefs held by Toltec`s elderly to help readers transform their lives into a new experience of freedom, happiness and love.  According to the author, everything a man does is based on agreements he has made with himself, with others, with God and with life itself.  In these agreements, we can tell ourselves who they are, how to behave, what is possible and what is impossible.  Some agreements that create individuals may not cause problems, but there are certain arrangements that come from a place of fear and have the power to deplete emotional energy and reduce a person`s self-esteem.  The book states that these self-limiting agreements cause unnecessary suffering.  Ruiz also believes that to find personal joy, one must get rid of socially imposed and fear-based agreements that can unconsciously influence the individual`s behaviour and thinking.  Another fundamental premise of the book suggests that much of the suffering is created and that most people have the ability to transform themselves and the negative thoughts they have about the situations in their lives.  The author identifies the sources of unhappiness in life and proposes four beneficial agreements that can be concluded with oneself to improve their general state of well-being.
By pacting with these four most important chords, an individual is able to dramatically influence the amount of happiness he feels in his life, regardless of external circumstances.  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 as part of 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.