The CFM Book Club

CFM Wellness Committee Meeting, Thursday 2/28/19 @ 6:30 PM

We will be meeting Thursday, March 21st at 6:30 PM to discuss The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Everyone is encouraged to jump in on the discussion.

The CFM Book Club

The goal of the CFM Book Club is to create a community around reading awesome thought-provoking books. Our book selection will have a person growth spin and features various categories such as health, wellness, relationships and finances. The CFM Wellness Committee will select a new book every 8 weeks or so. The community will be made aware of the selection via social media and our weekly blog. The CFM Wellness Committee will then identify a time when members can come together to discuss and share their own person thoughts on the selected book.

The CFM February/March Book Selection

For our first book for the CFM Book Club I decided to go with an oldie but a goodie - The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz.

I first read The Four Agreements the year it came out in 1997. In fact, I think someone gave it to me as a high school graduation present! Since then I have probably read the book a half a dozen times.  And each time I read it I learn something new about myself or the world at large.

In a nutshell, the four agreements are quite simple; yet so very profound. To embrace and live each of the four agreements is to find yourself experiencing a level of personal freedom you have likely never experienced before.

The four agreements are:

  1. Be Impeccable With Your Words

  2. Don't Take Anything Personally

  3. Don't Make Assumptions

  4. Always Do Your Best

While these are not new concepts and are far from evolutionary per say - they are all so critical in creating our own personal path to greatness.

I cannot recommend this book enough. I really do hope you will read along with us. This short book is beautiful in its simplicity and accessibility. It is written in such a way that virtually anyone can understand it. Plus it is a quick read! Cover-cover it clocks in at only 138 pages. Plus it is chock full of golden nuggets that you will find yourself reading over and over again. Short but powerful in every sense of the word.

Here are just a couple of questions to get your gears turning. So grab your journal and your favorite pen and get to work :)  

1. Which of the four agreements resonates most with you
2. Why do you think the four agreements - even though so simple - are SO hard to follow?
3. What do you think ‘personal freedom’ means?
4. “Our biggest fear is just being human.” What does this mean to you?
5. “You can have many great ideas in your head, but what makes the difference is action.” What do YOU need to take action on? How are you going to do it?

Well that is for now. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did. I cannot wait to get to the nitty gritty of this excellent book in March.

Ashley Baillargeon