The practice of the four agreements can change our relationships with others and with ourselves. When worn, these jewels serve as a touchstone to focus our consciousness on our limitless strength and ability to transform our lives into an experience of peace, joy, love and harmony. Don Miguel Ruiz is the international bestselling author of The Four Agreements (a New York Times bestseller for more than a decade) The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge and The Fifth Agreement (with Don Jose Ruiz). He has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec through his books, lectures and travels to holy places around the world. Text from The Four Agreements, Copyright 1997 by Miguel Angel Ruiz. Reproduction courtesy of Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc. P.O. Box 6657, San Rafael, CA 94903 USA www.amberallen.com. All rights reserved. Christy and I made part of the memory bracelets so that we could wear them ourselves and that would help us live the wisdom of Don Miguel Ruiz`s book The Four Accords. Every day, one of the chords seems to come out more than the others, and it constantly changes and evolves, just as our own travels change and evolve. I love what we do and I love what we create.
Christy and I use jewelry as our medium to reach the world and spread our messages. Our messages are our truths… how we see the world. We are on a creative journey of expression and exploration of how to achieve our own balance between body and mind. While we search, we share our knowledge through our jewelry. We share our stories through what we create. Through practice, these agreements transform our relationship with others and with ourselves, as we engage in positive practices that serve to increase joy, peace and love throughout our lives. Be sure to book in the form of a question. Not so long ago, I wasn`t sure I`d keep juggling. And I asked the question: “How do you know when to go on, push a little harder and further, and when to stop and leave?” It was not an easy question.
And the answer? “Are you excited about what you`re doing? Do you like it? If this is the case, keep pushing. If not, stop and leave. Often we are in Bali behind a sketchbook and a table full of gems for days at the end, then rocking behind a computer screen for weeks at the end. However, if we look up our design dream, we see the world around us busy and evolving at breathtaking speeds. And then we start to wonder… Are we moving fast enough? It`s like the real me is at the center of a tornado. I am the quiet, clear centre, I don`t belong to anything, and nothing belongs to me. All the labels, the things, the colors of life that I seem outwardly swirl in the winds that surround me.