The truth is that everything people say about you is really a reflection of their own dream, their programming. That`s why the second chord in this book is, „Never take things personally.“ The Four Agreements are a practical guide to personal freedom, written by Don Miguel Ruiz. Don Miguel was apprenticed to a shaman and has a thorough knowledge of the ancient Tolteken. The Toltecens were an indigenous Mexican culture of great warriors and artists that lived about 1000 years ago. The book is based on the Toletic belief in the freedom of self-limiting beliefs that can cause suffering in the life of a human being. The four agreements show us that there is another way. By freeing ourselves from social structures and expectations, we can make new deals for ourselves. The Four Agreements is a book that presents an alternative, indigenous Mexican view of the nature of reality and existence. And while the author, Don Miguel Ruiz, identifies as „Toltec,“ a broader label of the neochamanist is probably more realistic. Remember to be blameless with your word, never take things personally, don`t make assumptions, and always do your best.
Follow these simple rules and see how life changes. If you liked this summary, you`ll love the book that explains these ideas in a more poetic and detailed way. The most damaging of these agreements reaffirm that you are never enough; Let you not stop falling short of a bizarre ideal. The result? The agreements you have made knowingly and unth knowledgelessly are the fundamental source of suffering and aspiration in your life. Worse, they make you a vector of suffering in the world around you. Thank you, Danyal. It is becoming increasingly difficult to group together books like The Four Chords. I`ve read and re-read The Power of Now many times, and I`ve thought about how I`d go about it in a summary. 100 words is as simple as it is difficult to summarize a good book. There are so many things that are not said. Still, I know that reaching 100 words will give more creativity and effort. One downside of the book is that some chords are too extreme and, if you take them at your fingertips, can cause additional problems in your life if taken without a proverbial grain of salt.
However, with a little balance and a sense of openness, these chords can be transformed and re-stressed. Here is a statement on each of the four agreements. Although Napoleon Hill called his book Think and Grow Rich, even recognized the strength of the action undertaken.