The Four Agreements About

Posted by on April 13, 2021

One of the most important teachings of wisdom in the Toltec tradition is that we all dream — to dream of a unique vision and experience of the universe. It`s at the beginning of “The Four Accords,” and my experience is that a lot of people slip into that part and go to the chords. And that`s exactly what happened. I hope that this structure pushes you to take up this book, to learn one or two new things and to broaden your perspective. I simply suggest that they consider reading the four chords if you want to have a clearer picture of Miguel Ruiz`s perspective. Judging what Ruiz says about incomprehability on the basis of his reference to John 1 (or what we commentators say about it) might be a bit hasty. I think my vision of the Bible would be quite attenuated if I read only some of the laws in Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy, or if I only read Thomas Jefferson`s opinion of the Bible. Of course, you could feel in your heart that Ruiz is not blameless with his word when he writes about John 1. We all have our own views on these issues. Communicating with ourselves, not taking things personally (#2) gives us the opportunity to look inward, to find and change the old arrangements and beliefs — most of the lies of our domestication in childhood — that involve us emotionally and push us to react. The author of the article describes precisely the “dream” of people that distorts what people say or do. It is a powerful gift from Toltec Wisdom.

Points to Be Aware Of: Taking this advice to an extreme can make you ignore your intuition about people or common sense about the behavior of a person who harms you personally. It can also open you up to manipulations if you train yourself to believe the explanation of someone`s negative behavior instead of judging the behavior for yourself. An example of this in action might be, for example, not believing that you are being deceived if your partner shows erratic behaviors and classic signs of infidelity, but he or she categorically denies faults. As for intransition, this word certainly has the connotation of perfectionism, and if we take it that way, we would indeed go crazy. (Besides, the impeccability and other agreements you make with yourself, not the requirements that Ruiz imposes on you.) On the other hand, if you engage perfectly with your word as your goal, if you commit to be as honest and kind as possible with your words, without waiting for perfection of yourself or to fight if you are too short, this agreement could improve your well-being with yourself. His best-known book, The Four Agreements, was published in 1997 and has sold about 10 million times in the United States[9] and has been translated into 46 languages. The book advocates the personal freedom of convictions and agreements we have made with ourselves and with others, which create use and unhappiness in our lives. [10] It was broadcast on the television show Oprah.

[11] The four agreements are the same: if we have entered into relational agreements (regardless of the relationship) that the exchanges are for information purposes in the name of intimacy, not a complaint or a request to repair anything to protect me from the emotional reactions I create myself… That`s impressive. This is a vulnerable intimacy and can go anywhere (no attachment to the result). Where it`s going to go is more truth, especially if the person who hears this sharing can go into his emotional body and find out what`s going on in response to sharing and then share YOUR emotional truth right now.

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