The 4 Agreements Are

One of the most important wisdom teachings of the Tolèque tradition is that we all dream – a unique vision and experience of the universe. It`s at the beginning of “The Four Chords” and my experience is that a lot of people slip through that part and go to the chords. Agreeing with ourselves not to take things personally (#2) offers us the opportunity to look inward and find and change the old agreements and beliefs – mostly lies of our childhood adherence – that emotionally captivate us 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 of Totec wisdom. All four deals© were released in 1997 and have sold about 9 million times. It`s been on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly a decade. 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 that we encounter ourselves.

At the end of the day, I think it is important that your own agreements lead to the consequences you want. If your convictions create deep happiness in you, then I say: keep them. If they cause trouble, if the beliefs of others are different, consciousness can give you the choice of what you believe and what you let go. So many of our beliefs, concepts, agreements were fed to us as “truth” when we were young, and we accepted them literally and completely. The beginning of the four chords is how our animators domesticated us in a “dream” of life. The only dream they had at our disposal was the one they lived, which they received most often from their parents, etc. As far as irreprolity is concerned, this word certainly has the connotation of perfectionism, and if you take it that way, you would indeed be going crazy. (By the way, the repress and other agreements you make with yourself are not demands that Ruiz makes of you.) On the other hand, if you set a goal of being blameless with your word, make an effort to be as honest and kind as possible with your words, without waiting for perfection from yourself or fighting if you are too short, this agreement with yourself could improve your well-being. . . .