Amazon describes the book “The Four Agreements” as offering a powerful code of conduct that can
rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. The author reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. 

I describe is as the “best book per word” I have ever read.   This series is on the subsequent book “The 5th Agreement.”
Where they cover and expand upon the original 4 agreements – and add new wisdom.   

In the dream of the third attention, we are not putting our attention on life. We are life, we are the force, we are intent, and intent controls the attention. The dream of the third attention is the dream of pure intent.

Using symbols to understand what you are is nothing but nonsense. Whatever you think you are will never be the truth because symbols are not the truth.   We now know that the symbols don’t mean anything really. The truth is I don’t know what I am. The only thing I know is that I am. I’m alive, and you can touch me.

When you leave symbols aside, what remains is the bare truth, pure and simple. You don’t need to know what you are, and this is a huge revelation! You don’t need to pretend to be what you are not. You can be completely authentic.

The fifth agreement is an important part of recovering what you are, because it uses the power of doubt to break all those spells you’ve been under. It’s a very strong intent for you to use your magic to recover the presence that you lost a long time ago.

When all of your attention is not on your story, you can see what is real; you can feel what is real. When you are not possessed by a symbology, you recover the presence you had when you were born, and the emotions of the people around you respond to your presence.

You don’t have to search for happiness; you are happiness wherever you are.  The presence of the infinite is everywhere, but if you’re in darkness, you don’t see what is there. You don’t see it because you only see your own knowledge.

What you know is what you want to know, and whatever threatens your knowledge makes you feel insecure. But the moment will come when you realize that knowledge is nothing but a description of a dream.


A New Point of View

Well, now you know that the truth is what you are. The next step is to see the truth, to see what you are. Only then are you free.

Free of what? Free of all the distortions in your knowledge, free of all the emotional drama that is the consequence of believing in lies.

When you let go of knowledge and go beyond symbols, at a certain point in your life, you start to become a seer. A seer is a dreamer who has mastered the dream, who has learned to see.  This is your chance to see your creation, to see what is, to see the truth. But first you have to let go of everything that is not truth, everything that is nothing but a superstition or lie.

You just need the courage to let go of what you are not, to let go of the past, to detach from your story, because your story is not you. The moment you no longer believe all the lies that you have been telling yourself, you find out that it doesn’t matter how painful it is; the truth is a million times better than believing in lies.

Of course, when the truth arrives in your own story, everything you believe feels threatened. Fear takes over and says, “Help! The entire structure of my life, everything I’ve ever believed in, is falling apart. What am I going to do without all my lies?

The highest point of your journey back to you is the moment when you finally see yourself through the eyes of truth. If you can see your authentic self, you will love what you see.  You are here to enjoy life. You are not here to suffer over your drama or your personal importance.

Before you become a seer, you are far from the simplicity of life — very far from it. You believe that you know everything. You have so many great opinions, and you try to impose your opinions on everybody else.

Once you become a seer, everything changes. As a seer, you see what people pretend to be, what they express, what they believe they are. You know that it’s not the truth; you know that everybody is just pretending.

When you become a seer, you see what is behind the story. You understand other people, but they don’t understand themselves. There’s no way they will understand you, and they don’t have to. The majority of humans don’t have the awareness that you have. They don’t know why they are the way they are. They have no idea; they just survive.

This doesn’t mean that you are better than anyone else. Being aware doesn’t make you superior, and it doesn’t make you more intelligent. It has nothing to do with intelligence. Knowing this, of course you are completely humble. You just don’t care. But there are two ways of “I don’t care.”

Once you become a seer, you see everything that other artists do to themselves, but your point of view is completely impersonal.

You see all the stories; you see all the symbols; you see how people play with all of that, but it has no effect on you.

It doesn’t offend you, because you are completely immune.

You see faces, you love the faces, but you are also aware that there’s something that doesn’t belong to your dream.

Once you accept yourself just the way you are, you no longer have any judgments about yourself. Once you accept everybody else just the way they are, you no longer have any judgments about them. Then something incredible happens in your world: You find peace. You are not in conflict with yourself, and you are not in conflict with anyone else.

Now, because you accept everything as it is, you no longer worry about anything. Your life becomes exciting because there’s no more fear.

You will create, because it’s your nature to create. You are always creating; you are always expressing yourself. You were born an artist, and your art is the expression of your spirit; it’s the expression of that force that you are. You know how powerful you are, and that power is real. You know what you learned, and you know that all your knowledge is not real.

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