When we see that it is our chords that dominate our lives, and that we do not love the dream of our lives, we must change the chords. When we are finally ready to change our agreements, there will be four very powerful agreements that will help us break the agreements that come from fear and exhaust our energy. the concept is simple, the four chords are understandable, the results are undeniable… However, the disciplined practice of consciousness and action is a monumental challenge… not because it is complicated, but monumental to achieve, because it requires a complete description of your deepest thoughts and actions. The constant presence of the mind and continuous concentration will begin to unravel the lifespan of the unhealthy conditioning with which we all felt comfortable. This book is a bit “woo woo”, not bashing at all, but I could see how hard parts of it are to get through for someone who is not in trouble. The basis of the four agreements is strong and so important. Beyond the new old woo woo tone of the book are four tenants who are so important and important to succeed personally and professionally. The four chords are simple and easy to follow and will serve you well in life.
According to Ruiz, everything we do is based on agreements we have made, agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, with life. But the most important agreements are those we make with ourselves. In these agreements, we tell ourselves who we are, how we should behave, what is possible, what is impossible. A single agreement is not such a problem, but we have many agreements that come in fear, that deplete our energy and reduce our self-esteem. There are thousands of agreements that you have made with yourself, with other people, with your dream of life, with God, with society, with your parents, with your spouse, with your children. But the main agreements are the ones you have with yourself. In these agreements, you tell yourself who you are, what you feel, what you believe and how you behave. The result is what you call your personality. In these agreements, you say, “It`s me. That`s what I think. I can do certain things, and some things I can`t do.
It`s a reality, it`s imagination. it is possible, it is impossible. Peter Coyote tells of this compact writing about the limits we impose on ourselves. The four chords offer a different way of thinking about living with fewer restrictions and more opportunities for joy and wonder. Sometimes Coyote has the tone of a teacher, sometimes that of a strict parent, and sometimes that of an understanding friend who only wants the best for you. He speaks with calm authority and sets out these clear principles. Listen to how Coyote advises you to set aside assumptions, open your mind and prepare to transform your thinking. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 06] In the four agreements, Don Miguel reveals the source of self-led chords that deprive us of joy and cause unnecessary suffering. If we are prepared to amend these agreements, there are four falsely simple but powerful agreements that we can adopt as guiding principles.
Based on the ancient wisdom of Toltec, the four chords offer a powerful code of conduct that can quickly transform our lives into a new experience of freedom, true happiness and love.