I couldn`t survive the first two chapters of this book. It`s so repetitive that it drove me crazy. It seems that there is an idea in the book and this is repeated endlessly in different ways ad nauseum. The idea is not even original. Very disappointing, because I liked “the four chords” of the same author. It`s really boring. A large part of the book is a summary of the 4 chords that is nice to check, but is not fresh content. The 5th agreement, which I cannot spoil for those who do not know it, is a principle that I already apply in my life, and it is a good one, but it is one that should also apply to the teachings of this book and, in fact, to all the teachings. I enjoyed the book and I like the wisdom of it, but I found some of the assertions unreasonable and I found the application of the 5th Convention. As rules of life, the five agreements are valuable and worth a search for. I`m not sure on the part of enlargement on the 5th agreement which was really useful or valuable once you know what it is.
It would probably have been helpful to take a deep leap into cognitive prejudice, because it is primarily that. The biblical references/analogies and spiritual stories were a little repugnant to me, but did not nullifying the book`s message. Having already enjoyed the four chords, I was very happy to hear the fifth, so much so that I am about to reread it and I am positive that everything I have learned will help me in my journey, I already feel happier 😁 thanks to the author! And I highly recommend this book! On a cold November day, when they robbed my leather jacket, I was told I could get a room in the remote town of Tskneti. I had taken Sokhumi`s jacket, but I forgot to hide it for a second. “What is Tskneti, I wonder?” I said a fortune, even though I agreed with everything before, even though they had given me a bed in hell, a corner in the bathroom and a shelf in paradise. “Wherever God lets me go… I thought, “What`s 20… Fuck you… “I nodded with my head as a sign of agreement.
This practical guide completes Ruiz`s first book on the 4 chords. It is back to the basics of common sense of the Toltec way and can be applied by anyone and anyone.