In his masterful work The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz artfully conveys the powerful wisdom of the ancient Mexican culture of the Toltecs. The venerated spiritual truths revealed to the sages of Old Mexico are contained in four moral imperatives necessary for the realization of inner peace. The fulfillment of four “agreements” or promises that one makes with oneself will ensure a more fulfilling and serene life. Life after the four chords is a practice that I try to accomplish every day. I was on this Oprah book years ago, when she had her daily show. It`s a little book full of so much knowledge and power. Life according to these four truths can change your life. In the first part of this 2-part video, we learn how the “domestication” of men and how all the rules and values of our family and society are imposed on us by a system of punishment and reward. As young children, our true nature is to love and be happy, to explore and enjoy life; We are absolutely authentic.
But then we learn to be what others think we should, and because it`s not normal that we are who we are, we start pretending we`re not what we`re not. When we are teenagers, we have learned to judge ourselves, to punish ourselves and to reward ourselves after agreements that we have never chosen. The four agreements help us break self-limitation agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us freedom, happiness and love. I have never heard of these four agreements, but I agree — they offer a great principle that allows you to live. In any case, I would have a hard time not taking things personally – it`s BIG for me. It would be hard to be impeccable with my word, but it`s worth it. Thanks for sharing, I have to look into this a little more, likes the idea! Xo, Kellyann At the end of the day, I think it`s important that his agreements have the consequences we want. Here`s how Don Miguel sums up exactly that kind of thinking.
“If you think you`re worth it and someone says, “You don`t deserve this,” it doesn`t concern you because you don`t believe it.