Skip The Four Agreements (Ruiz' first book). Go directly to The Fifth Agreement!
You get all Five Agreements for the price of one! 1. Be impeccable with your word- Never use the power of the word against yourself. 2. Don’t take anything personally- All humans live in their own world, in their own movie/story/dream and you in yours. 3. Don’t make assumptions- Most assumptions are not the truth; they are fiction. 4. Always do your best-The only thing you can “do”; the first three will naturally follow. 5. Be skeptical and listen for the truth. When you listen, you start to understand the story-both yours and theirs.
The message I heard: I am two people: one that came into the world with a mission to share, the “real” me. After I got messages from all the people that helped me grow into an adult, I became the “virtual” me, a mixture of all those people's messages that I assumed were the truth.
Now I have to go back to the “real” me to find my mission. The one that was lost in all of confusion of other people's messages. The messages that may or may not have been true for me. I can do this by practicing these five agreements. I can get past the “virtual” me and back to the “real” me. When I do, I can share my mission.
Read the book, you may get a different message(s).