The book itself is great and I would definitely recommend it if you haven`t read all four chords. And I would recommend it more than 4 chords, but seriously 80% of the book is one more of the same. Buy one of them, but not both. I did not go beyond 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 it 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 terribly boring. Much of the book is a summary of the 4 chords, which is nice to recite, but is not fresh content. The 5th.
The agreement that I will not spoil to 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 a principle that should also apply to the teachings of this book and, indeed, to all the teachings. I enjoyed the book and I love its wisdom, but I found some claims unreasonable and found myself implementing the 5th Agreement. As rules by which one must live, the five agreements are valuable and desirable. I am not sure that the part of enlargement on the 5th agreement was really useful or valuable as soon as you know what it is. It would probably have been helpful to immerse yourself deeply in cognitive biases, as it relates primarily to them. Biblical references/analogies and spiritual stories were a bit of a deterrent to me, but didn`t get the better of the Book`s message. This book is not just a revision of the four agreements plus the fifth. It is a new testimony of the first four chords, but much more detailed and in more common language. I became for the first time on Totec wisdom by Carlos Castaneda`s series “The Teachings of Don Juan… ” caring.
and they were impressive, but they seemed a distant wisdom inaccessible in a distant world/time shrouded in secrets, etc. Then Merylin Tenneshende`s book, “Don Juan and the Art of Sexual Energy,” took the next step to make wisdom more tangible to the masses. Then Don Miguel Ruiz published “The Four Chords” and he became a great popularity in his deep strength of helping people change their lives. It has served many people for such transformations. IT IS A MUST IN His own right. And now. This new book “The Fifth Agreement… ” is a crowning achievement of the Ruiz family to make this level of clear communication of these Tolèque doctrines accessible to all….