Don M Ruiz The Four Agreements

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. Recognition of this fact leads to the realization that everything we are doing right now is of our best, and this awareness can prevent us from flogging ourselves if we are not up to an unreasonable standard of perfection. If your convictions create deep happiness in you, then I say: keep them. If they cause trouble, if the beliefs of others are different, consciousness can give you the choice of what you believe and what you let go. So many of our beliefs, concepts, agreements were fed to us as „truth“ when we were young, and we accepted them literally and completely. The beginning of the four chords is how our animators domesticated us in a „dream“ of life. The only dream they had at our disposal was the one they lived, which they received most often from their parents, etc. If I have to call four self-betrayals that I usually do to myself, will they be? If we have made relationship agreements (regardless of the relationship) that the sharing for information purposes is done in the name of intimacy and not a complaint or an invitation to fix something to protect me from the emotional reactions I create myself. IMPRESSIVE. It`s a vulnerable intimacy and it can go anywhere (no ties to the outcome).

Where it goes towards more truth, especially when the person who hears this sharing can go into YOUR emotional body and find out what is happening in reaction to the sharing and then share HIS emotional truth at this moment. How do we know the correct interpretation of Ruiz`s reference to John 1,1-5? We could break one of his four agreements and make an assumption about his intention. Or, if you`re really interested in the truth, you might ask him….

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