According to Don Miguel Ruiz, everything we do is based on agreements we have made – agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, with life. But the most important agreements are those we make with ourselves. In these agreements, we tell ourselves who we are, how to behave, what is possible, what is impossible. A single agreement is not such a problem, but we have many agreements that stem from fear, deplete our energy and reduce our self-esteem. In part 1 of this 2-part video, we learn 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 young children, our true nature is 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 acceptable for us to be who 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 Accords help us break self-limiting agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us freedom, happiness and love. The fourth agreement allows readers to get a better overview of the progress made in achieving their life goals. This agreement includes the integration of the first three chords into everyday life and also the exhaustion of one`s own potential.  It is a question of doing one`s best individually, which is different from the different situations and circumstances that the individual may encounter.
By making a pact with these four key agreements, an individual is able to significantly influence the level of happiness they feel in their life, regardless of external circumstances.  “The Four Accords” not only gave me the four chords with which I made small positive changes in my life, but the book also helped me understand the process of “domestication” and how this “domestication” shaped my belief systems. In The Four Agreements, Don Miguel reveals the source of self-limiting agreements that deprive us of joy and create unnecessary suffering. If we are prepared to amend these agreements, there are four agreements of deceptive but powerful simplicity that we can adopt as guiding principles. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, 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. The Four Accords©, were published in 1997 and have sold approximately 9 million copies. It has been on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly a decade. Everything we do is based on agreements we have made – agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, with life. But the most important agreements are those we make with ourselves. Enter your mobile phone number or email address below and we`ll send you a link to download the free Kindle app. Then you can read Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet or computer – no Kindle device required. .
Nishith is an auditor by profession. He is a marathon runner, an avid reader, a writer, an aspiring author and a coach in personal transformation. It manages a unique self-transformation platform – “Be Better Bit-By-Bit”. This platform offers its members daily activities and exercises of self-transformation. Philosophy and belief of this platform – “Small constant improvements”. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom is a self-help book by bestselling author Don Miguel Ruiz with Janet Mills. The book proposes a code of conduct based on ancient Toltec wisdom that advocates the liberation of self-limiting beliefs that can cause suffering and limitations in a person`s life. Find the courage to ask questions and express what you really want.
Communicate with others as clearly as possible to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With a single agreement, you can completely change your life. Ask Alexa to read your book with Audible integration or text-to-speech. Display high-quality images that allow you to zoom in to take a closer look. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Also listen to the podcasts – “Be Better Bit-By-Bit” and “10 Bullets – 100 Words”, which are available on various streaming platforms, such as Spreaker, Spotify, Google Podcast and Castbox. The second agreement provides readers with a way to cope with the hurtful treatment they may experience in life. He advocates the importance of having a strong sense of self and not having to rely on the opinions of others to be satisfied and satisfied with their self-image. This agreement also allows readers to understand the idea that each individual has a unique worldview that changes their own perceptions, and that a person`s actions and beliefs are a projection of their own personal reality.
 Ruiz believes that anger, jealousy, envy, and even sadness can diminish or dissolve once an individual stops taking things personally.  “The Four Accords” has left a lasting mark on my life and I am sure this “easy to read” book will do the same with you. Speak with integrity. Just say what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the sense of truth and love. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, of their own dream.
If you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you will not suffer unnecessary suffering. First published in 1997, the book has sold more than 8.2 million copies in the United States  and has been translated into 46 languages worldwide. The book gained popularity after being supported by Oprah Winfrey on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2001 and again on the TV show Super Soul Sunday in 2013.  The book has also been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a decade. . The four agreements seem simple, even simple. But try to keep only one for a whole day! 100 words is as simple as it is to summarize a good book. There is so much left to be said. Still, I realize that limiting it to 100 words will produce more creativity and effort. .
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