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.
What Kind of Messenger Are You?
We deliver a message every time we speak, and if we don’t deliver the truth, it’s because we aren’t aware of what we really are.
Just look around, and you will find out what kind of messengers they are. Many messengers in this world who don’t deliver life, who don’t deliver truth. When you find that out, the fifth agreement makes even more sense. Be skeptical, but learn to listen.
From the Toltec point of view, there are only three ways to deliver a message, or we can say that there are only three languages in the world of the humans:
The Language of Gossip,
The Language of the Warrior,
and The Language of Truth.
The language of gossip is the one that all humans speak. When we speak this language, our message is distorted. The lies we tell about things is life mean is Gossip. And we gossip about everything around us, but mainly we gossip about ourselves.
The language of gossip is the language of the victim; it’s the language of injustice and punishment. It’s the language of hell, because all that gossip is made purely by lies.
The second language is that of the warrior. When we speak this language, sometimes we speak the truth, and sometimes we speak lies, depending on our awareness. Sometimes we believe the lies, which takes us directly to hell, and sometimes we believe the truth, which takes us directly to heaven.
But we still believe, which means the symbols still have the power of our belief. As warriors, we jump from one dream to the other dream; sometimes we are in heaven, sometimes we are in hell.
As you can imagine, the language of the warrior is a thousand times better than the language of gossip, but again, humans are programmed to shift the language we speak, and to speak one more language.
The third language is the language of truth, and when we speak this language, we hardly speak. At this point, we know without a doubt that the symbols we use are our creation.
We know that we give the meaning to all those symbols to communicate with our own kind, and we use symbols with impeccability, the best we can, to deliver our message, to deliver ourselves, because we are the message.
Finally, there are no more lies, and there are no more lies because we have mastered awareness, because we see ourselves as life, as truth.
Now a simple question for you: What kind of messenger are you?