In the best-selling The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz gives four principles as a guide to developing personal freedom and love, happiness and peace. That`s how everyone puts on a mask and starts living in a dream. We believe in all these things and we live by all these rules that we have never stopped thinking about. Don Miguel calls all these beliefs and rules „agreements,“ because we for these beliefs and rules were part of our AGREE dream. (But of course, the kids always agree, so it`s not your fault.) That`s all for this book! Don Miguel`s words are so simple, but so powerful. I hope you have learned a lot about the origin of your old beliefs and rules and how to adopt new agreements to live better in the future. It is not realistic to expect that we will be able to change our thinking from day one and that we can follow all agreements perfectly, or even that we should. However, we can choose the agreements that happen to each of us personally and try to do our best to follow them. In doing so, we can relax knowing that we are doing everything in our power to develop personal freedom and happiness day after day. Ruiz`s principles are rooted in Toltec`s traditional wisdom and, in their simplicity, these powerful arrangements are difficult and revolve around the idea that the way we think and act is based on agreements we make with ourselves. These agreements are supposed to be our personal belief systems that developed in childhood.
Ruiz presents how to let go of these beliefs and links as a path to a happy, healthy and sensible life. This path begins with the four agreements. These are new ways of life that you can voluntarily follow. These agreements are the: the old Toltecs called themselves dream masters because they understood that we all live more in a dream than in an „objective reality“. And the good news is that we all have the power to change our dream. We must first become aware of our domestication and then adopt new agreements. At first glance of the four chords, I thought, „It`s not that obvious“ and it seemed pretty simple. When I read the book, I realized that simplicity was misleading. Using the four chords to master your life`s dreams is a magical journey.
These are simple, but powerful. What Don Miguel Ruiz calls your authentic self to find wisdom is well-being and mastery. Love your presentation of this. True love is to accept others as they are, without trying to change them. I love this book! Read it a long time ago, thank you for the memory of removing it. It`s a great contribution. I`ve never heard of it! I like to read books about wellness, so I might have to look at the book! Gary Chapman has written a great book called The Five Love Languages. He explains that different people have different languages in which they give and receive love. For example, some people give and receive love through physical touch, others through gifts and so on. So if a person expects to feel love in one way, but his partner naturally shows love in another way, there can be a lot of misunderstandings and injuries.