The 4 Agreements Chapter 1

Unless we still have all these old agreements lying around. We must beat them and reject them. How can we dismantle those old agreements that have created unnecessary suffering in our lives? How can we get rid of the old agreements? Everything we accept as "as it is" is an agreement. But too many of these agreements are hurting ourselves and others. Think, for example, of the teenager who is starving to adapt. Think of someone who stays in an unhappy relationship because that`s all they know. Don Miguel Ruiz drops gems for Daaaaays in the form of four chords that I call habits. He points out that we have been domesticated by parents/guardians, schools, religion, their peers, advertising, etc. And it is because of this domestication that we suffer, ourselves, in a negative way, and we create and complicate self-limiting convictions. To get rid of this domestication, it is necessary to create new habits or new arrangements. Use this exercise to identify some steps you can take to remove some of the old agreements that will hold you. The fourth agreement allows readers to have a better understanding of the progress made in achieving their goals in life. This agreement involves the integration of the first three agreements into daily life and the exploitation of its own potential.

[8] It is a matter of doing the best that can be managed individually, which varies from the different situations and circumstances that the individual may encounter. Ruiz believes that if you judge yourself and do your best at all times, you will be able to avoid remorse. [10] By integrating the first three chords and doing the best in all facets of life, the individual will be able to lead a life without grief or self-awareness. [10] There are four powerful agreements that will restore our personal power and help us break the perilous circle in which we find ourselves. It will not be easy and we will need a strong will to conclude these new agreements, but if we succeed, we will change our lives. Making assumptions and taking things in person (two and three chords) goes hand in hand, leading to gossip, conflict and suffering. This agreement is also a simple concept, but it will allow the other three agreements to become more ingrained and effective. Finally, the first three chords can only really work if you do your best.

Today`s world is full of suffering and cruelty. From birth, we are trained to accept the rules of society as "as they are," but consent to those rules prevents us from becoming our true self. But there`s another way of life. If we replace the old agreements with four simple new agreements, we can break away from the old rules and find peace and happiness. These chords are: 1) Use your words flawlessly. 2) Don`t take anything in person. 3) Don`t make assumptions. 4) Always do your best. This first agreement invites us to be "irreprozible" with our words. That is the agreement on which all the other agreements are based. Just staying in this agreement can change your life. "The four chords" changed me.

When I pledged to accept these agreements, I swear that the trees were greener, that the sun was shining and that I felt nothing but love for all and everything.