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.
When you are ready to change your life, when you are ready to change your agreements, the most important thing is awareness. How can you change anything if you are not even aware of what you want to change?
Change is the result of action; it’s the result of practice.
If you practice being impeccable with your word,
if you don’t take anything personally,
if you don’t make assumptions,
you are going to break thousands of agreements that keep you trapped in the dream of hell.
The first three agreements may seem difficult to do. They may even seem impossible.
Though I agree they are difficult, they are far from impossible.
And once we PRACTICE – they become Natural
You are alive and changing all the time, and your best is also changing from one moment to the next.
If you fail to keep one of the agreements, make the agreement again. Begin again tomorrow, and again the next day. Keep practicing and practicing.
Put yourself first, maybe for the first time in your life? You can relearn how to love yourself by accepting yourself, unconditionally. And you can start by projecting unconditional love to the authentic you.
Always do your best is the agreement that helps you to become the master artist. The first three agreements are in the realm of the virtual reality. The fourth agreement is in the realm of the physical.
The goal of the second mastery is to face what you believe, and to transform what you believe.
The mastery is achieved by changing your agreements, and reprogramming your own mind in your own way. The result you want is the freedom to live your own life instead a life based on your past, corrupted learning. When that book of law is no longer in your mind, the tyrant, the judge, and the victim are no longer in your mind either.
CHALLENGE: Do you have the courage to be completely honest with yourself, to see the truth about how you write your story? Do you have the courage to see your superstitions and lies? Do you have the courage to review what you believe you are, or are there too many wounds to see?
The Four Agreements are actually a summary of the mastery of transformation, and the mastery of transformation is the process of unlearning what you have already learned.
You learn by making agreements, and you unlearn by breaking agreements. Every time you break an agreement (faulty, from the past that no longer serves you), the power of faith that you invested in that agreement comes back to you. You no longer need to spend your energy to keep that agreement alive.
You start by breaking agreements that are small and require less power. As you unlearn, you begin to dismantle the structure of your knowledge, and this frees your faith.
When you unlearn, which is what you’re doing now, you begin by facing what you believe.
How are you going to face what you believe? You only have one tool to do this, and that tool is doubt.
Doubt is a symbol, of course, but what it means is very powerful. With the power of doubt, you challenge every message you deliver and receive. You challenge every belief in your book of law. Then you challenge all the beliefs that rule society, until you break the spell of all the lies and superstitions that control your world.
The Path to Freedom and Life Mastery is on the Road of Doubt. Doubt and rethink everything you have thought true.