You need a very strong will to accept the four chords – but if you can start living your life with those chords, the transformation in your life will be amazing. You will see the drama of hell disappear before your eyes. Instead of living in a dream of hell, you will create a new dream – your personal dream of heaven. There are thousands of agreements 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 most important agreements are the ones you have made with yourself. In these agreements, you tell yourself who you are, how you feel, what you believe and how to behave. The result is what you call your personality. In those agreements, you say, “It`s me. That is what I believe. I can do certain things, and I can`t do certain things.
It is reality, it is imagination; It`s possible, it`s impossible. In the Four Agreements, Don Miguel reveals the source of self-limiting agreements that deprive us of joy and cause unnecessary suffering. If we are prepared to amend these agreements, there are four agreements that are misleadingly simple but powerful that we can adopt as guiding principles. Based on old Tolec wisdoms, the Four Accords offer a powerful code of conduct that can quickly transform our lives into a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. “When in doubt, return to the simplicity and beauty of the four chords. You can`t do anything wrong. “A jewel of a book. If everyone read this book and practiced its 4 simple chords, I am convinced that there would be no war! “If we can see that it is our agreements that govern our lives and that we do not like the dream of our life, we must change the agreements. If we are finally ready to change our agreements, there will be four very powerful agreements that will help us break the agreements that come out of fear and deplete our energy. The word is so powerful that a word can change a life or destroy the lives of millions of people. A few years ago, a man in Germany manipulated an entire country of the smartest people using this word. He led them into a world war with the force of his word.
He convinced others to commit the most cruel acts of violence. It activated people`s fear with the word, and like a big explosion, there were killings and war all over the world. All over the world, people were destroying others because they were afraid of everyone. Hitler`s word, based on terrified beliefs and agreements, will be remembered for centuries. His leadership is based on the wisdom of the ancient Toltecens. He created a code of it, the so-called four agreements that we respect with ourselves, in order to practice behavior that will change our lives. Indeed, for Ruiz, life should be lived with the experience of freedom, true happiness and love. A single agreement is not a problem of this kind, but we have many agreements that make us suffer, that make us fail in life. If you want to live a life of joy and fulfillment, you must find the courage to break agreements based on fear and that claim your personal power. Agreements that come out of fear require us to spend a lot of energy, but agreements that come from love help us save energy and even produce extra energy.
Every time you break an agreement, all the power with which you created it belongs to you. If you accept these four new agreements, they will create enough personal power for you to change the whole system of your old agreements.