Disability Is Natural Books and Media

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz is a small, powerful book that’s evoking positive change for my family, and I believe it can do the same for you. The four agreements are:

  • Be Impeccable with Your Word
  • Don’t Take Anything Personally
  • Don’t Make Assumptions
  • Always Do Your Best

The author details these four agreements within the 138 pages of this easy-to-read, thought-provoking manual for living. While this book isn’t about disability issues, the agreements described by Ruiz are extremely relevant to the lives of individuals with disabilities, family members, and people who work in the field. In the following paragraphs, I’ve put a “disability spin” on Ruiz’s concepts. Click here to continue.

While we need to learn not to take things personally, we also need to help others learn this valuable lesson. For example, we need to help children learn that much of what other people say—including their own parents—are opinions that represent the speaker’s reality, not facts.

Kathie Snow

New Agreements Create New Lives


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