Toltec Wisdom The Four Agreements
Thank you, Allan, for sharing your wisdom. I am honoured that someone of your stature would take the time to read my contribution and clarify the importance of the agreements. I know it was written a few years ago. And I still have to take into account some of the author`s misunderstandings about wisdom in “The Four Accords.” Note that the beginning of the book on domestication and dreams is an important preface to understanding the power of new chords. We have to break a lot of old agreements and change a lot of domesticated beliefs to actually have a space for someone`s violation or anger on us, without judging, withdrawing, defending, accusing, intellectualizing, you share their dream. PS: It doesn`t matter if this wisdom comes directly from a culture from 2000 years ago. Make it your own and transform your life! If I have to call four self-betrayals that I usually do to myself, will they be? 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. I interpreted “is” as a life in the present moment and “was” represented 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. He read the first chapters in tears, but he understood the healing force itself. The first one only annoyed me, but I understood that he drew why we should not believe like that. Be blameless with your word. Don`t take anything personally. Don`t make assumptions. Always do your best. Dear light and truth.
28:26 Those who trust in themselves are foolish, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe. 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 yourself the goal of being blameless with your word, you strive 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. We can use the fourth chord, Do Your Best, to encourage us to aspire positively. But this agreement also recognizes that “our best” varies from moment to moment, depending on our circumstances and mental state.