This is the 25th post in my 30 for 30/30 series where I am publishing a new post each day for the next 30 days within a 30-minute window without much of a plan. You can read about why I’m doing this by clicking this link.
Not long ago I read Don Miguel Ruiz’s book, The Four Agreements. It’s one of those books that, over the decades, has crossed my path on numerous occasions. As a perennial bestseller, it’s nearly always featured in a display in the personal growth/spiritual sections at most chain and mom-and-pop bookstores.
A few months ago this happened again and the book intersected with me in a particularly synchronistic manner.
On a break from work, I walked next door to the Specialities cafe and ordered some coffee to go from the Peet’s Coffee and Tea inside. As I entered through a side entrance, I noticed a stack of Ruiz’s book on a table. I observed it and went over to get my coffee.
As I approached the same exit, a well-dressed man about my age, with whiteish hair and a clean-shaven face, was sitting at the table and was going over some other materials. I stopped, he looked up and we had a brief conversation. [Read more…]