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Four Agreements List

In the first part of this 2-part video, we learn more about the “domestication” of man and how all the rules and values of our family and society are imposed on us by a system of punishment and reward. As little children, it is our true nature to love and be happy, to explore and enjoy life; We are absolutely authentic. But then we learn to be what others think we should be, and because it`s not normal for us to be what we are, we start pretending to be what we aren`t. When we are teenagers, we have learned to judge ourselves, to punish ourselves and to reward ourselves according to agreements we have never chosen. The four agreements help us break self-limiting agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us freedom, happiness and love. “Nothing others do is because of you. It is up to him to choose. All men live in their own dreams, in their own minds; They are in a completely different world than the one we live in. If we take something personal, we assume that they know what`s in our world and that we`re trying to impose our world on our world. Even if a situation seems so personal, even if others insult you directly, it has nothing to do with you.

What they say, what they do, and the opinions they give correspond to the agreements they have in their own minds. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz, The four chords I interpreted are “alive” as living in the present and “was” represent past behaviors. Change of temporal form probably intentionally. The best way to develop knowledge is to bypass other assessments and read the material and develop one`s own knowledge. As I also replay topics in the reference, I think we all receive something different from each book, based on completely different emotional reactions, based on observations from a group that read all four chords at the same time. There were about fifty of them, and I recommended to a brother and sister who had childhood trauma…