The Fifth Agreement
My new website is wisdomgame.com For many years I was a performing poet in Santa Barbara. My mentor, Walt Hopmans, once took me aside and commented that my poems were really excellent except for the last line. When you write a poem there is often the tendency to add an extra tidbit. . . and thi
My new website is wisdomgame.com For many years I was a performing poet in Santa Barbara. My mentor, Walt Hopmans, once took me aside and commented that my poems were really excellent except for the last line. When you write a poem there is often the tendency to add an extra tidbit. . . and this destroys the lingering forcefulness of the poem. For instance:
Blah blah blah She lowered her eyes with a tear. Then you add, “That proves she lovea me.”
That’s how I feel about Miguel and Jose Ruiz’s “The Fifth Agreement.”
Miguel Ruiz’s previous book, “The Forth Agreement” and the companion mastery books are like a beautiful poem. They all seem to fit with astounding simplicity and grace. Then here comes the Fifth Agreement like added line of a poem. Now here’s the paradox. The gist of the Fifth Agreement is that we can get rid of the parasite of our mind when we stop judging . . . particularly when we stop judging ourselves. An interesting point the authors expound is the last card of the Tarot deck is the resurrection card. This is often called “The Last Judgment.” They point out that when you stop judging people and stop judging yourself this will be your last judgment. Then you will be reborn. Get it: Your Last Judgment.
So what’s the paradox? How can you write a critical review and not judge, at least a little bit. Okay, I will:
I loved this book. Buy it and read it for your own good, forget about me.
Is this helpful?
subscribe to wisdomgame's shelf
Please sign up or log in first.
List is awesome, mine is great, too.
Books are great, you will like mine, too.
Friend, this site is great,join you.
Hi, friend, glad to visit you.
Greetings from Wisdomgame.
For all members of aNobii you can read my book, “You have the Right to Remain Silent, . . . Unless You Talk!” for free just by clicking over to http://Wisdomgame.org/read_silent_free
It’s the humorous side to enlightenment.
Thanks . . . Steve
Left click to navigate, right click to translate.
Inline translation is not ready for this page yet.
Inline translation mode.
Share this page with your friends.