The Four Agreements for a Better Life, Andrea Durham
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, was published in 1997, has sold more than 7.2 million copies in the U.S. and been translated into 40 languages. The Four Agreements are: Be impeccable with your word; Don’t take anything personally; Don’t make assumptions; and Always do your best. These are some lessonslearned at a three day workshop to explore the book’s teachings with the author and his sons Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. and Don Jose Ruiz.
Andrea Durham is an attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has worked as an Attorney-Advisor for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development since 1994. Ms. Durham graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Administration in 1987 and earned her Juris Doctorate from Temple University School of Law in 1990. She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. Durham loves travel, diverse cultures and community organization. Active with several community endeavors, she is a member of the Unitarian Society of Germantown in Philadelphia and serves as the chief organizer of the annual Diwali celebration.
It’s easy to assume that we’re better off when we see things clearly, and can work from an accurate analysis of ourselves and the world around us. But realism has its limits, and there may be a greater role for illusion than we generally acknowledge.