What Is The Fourth Agreement

They said, “I met someone who had read this book… I`m not going to do that. Apparently, they didn`t get any of that, and that`s why they ran you over. So you haven`t read the book, and you`re able to express such strong opinions about the book? The study of Toltec`s history makes no sense when it comes to understanding this book. It`s like looking back at the old Hindu and deciding that there is nothing to gain from yoga or meditation. People have always figured out how to manipulate their minds, and even though they may have seen it in terms of magic or religion, the methods they have learned are not negligible for that reason alone. We can now (better) understand what really happens when a person uses meditation, visualization, etc. to change their thought processes. This book is nothing but a guide to self-gap and love of everything and everyone. Pushed to its limits, it frees you to be able to love those you could normally avoid because of the negative emotions they create in you. The ability to see the chain of events that range from something a person says to the emotional reaction in you is the basis of many cognitive behavioral therapies. You can`t control the actions of others to see the emotional reaction you like the most, you can only (learn) control the mechanism behind your emotional reaction.

The book is based on a series of spiritual beliefs, held by Toltec`s seniors, to help readers transform their lives into a new experience of freedom, happiness and love. [4] According to the author, everything a man does is based on agreements he has made with himself, with others, with God and with life itself. [1] In these agreements, we can tell ourselves who they are, how to behave, what is possible and what is impossible. [1] Some agreements that create individuals may not cause problems, but there are certain arrangements that come from a place of fear and have the power to deplete emotional energy and reduce a person`s self-esteem. [1] The book states that these self-limiting agreements cause unnecessary suffering. [1] Ruiz also believes that to find personal joy, one must get rid of socially imposed and fear-based agreements that can unconsciously influence the individual`s behaviour and thinking. [5] Another fundamental premise of the book suggests that much of the suffering is created and that most people have the ability to transform themselves and the negative thoughts they have about the situations in their lives. [6] The author identifies the sources of unhappiness in life and proposes four beneficial agreements that can be concluded with oneself to improve their general state of well-being.