4 Agreements What Are They
This fact that I dream of my own separate universe was an amazing ah ha! and freedom for me. I had no reason to convince anyone that I was right and they were wrong (oh oh, did I do that in my first message to you!?. In short, it`s a big part of teaching, and I honor it for your dream here… And elsewhere, I`m sure. The second agreement offers readers the opportunity to manage the hurtful treatments of others that they can experience in life. She argues that it is important to have a strong self-concept and not to have to rely on the opinions of others to be satisfied and satisfied with their self-concept. This agreement also allows readers to understand the idea that each individual has a unique vision of the world that changes his or her own perception and that a person`s actions and beliefs are a projection of his or her personal reality.  Ruiz believes that anger, jealousy, envy and even sadness can subside or dissipate as soon as an individual stops taking things in person.  If we agree with ourselves on not taking things personally (#2) gives us the opportunity to look inward, find and change the old arrangements and beliefs — most of the time, the lies of our domestication in childhood — that grip us emotionally 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 from Toltec Wisdom. That`s the deal. With regard to your question about the indistinguishable in your answer, I refer you to “The Four Agreements” in order to understand what miguel Ruiz means when he uses that term.
Most people lack his explanation because they read “irreprosibly” and distort them in other concepts that are already stored in their minds. There`s a big difference! As if we don`t take anything personal, Ruiz also invites us to study the assumptions we make about ourselves. Only by being aware of the things we say to ourselves, that are within our possibilities or not, and if we cease to make assumptions about what others mean, that we can be happier. Neff writes: “We know that we are not what we believe to be, so we feel false, frustrated and dishonest. We try to hide, and we pretend to be what we are not. The result is that we feel inauthentic and wear social masks to prevent others from noticing it. We are so afraid that someone else will realize that we are not what we claim to be. Now, analogies and metaphors are not literal, so they cannot be considered “correct” or “false” interpretations. You can call the comparison a “bad” analogy or metaphor if you wish. It`s a matter of taste.
Speak with integrity. Tell me what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to scold others. Use the power of your word towards truth and love. Ruiz says that children know nothing better than to agree with the adult realities in which they are indoctrinated. Children do not argue with the meanings of words or grammar because they learn the language. When my parents tell me I`m smart and pretty, I believe them. If they tell me I`m stupid and ugly, I believe them. Children have no choice but to accept. They are like Plato`s prisoners in the cave, tied up and forced to believe that the shadows of artificial objects are real. His best-known book, The Four Agreements, was published in 1997 and has sold about 10 million times in the United States and has been translated into 46 languages.