I even heard this book last year and I had to stop because I thought I was listening too passively and there were so many takeaways in the book that I really wanted to record it. So I put it on my 2020 playlist! I took the time and energy to sit down with the contents of the book, take notes and think about what it meant in my own life. When you wake up, give yourself gratitude. For this day, for this moment, for the opportunities you have to change your beliefs and create a world with less suffering. Ask yourself: what makes me happy now? Focus on that. They deserve to be happy. The four agreements© were published in 1997 and have sold about 9 million times. He has been on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly a decade. Everything we do is based on agreements we have made – agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, with life. But the most important agreements are those we make with ourselves. The third agreement describes the question of whether assumptions are made as to how it leads to suffering and why individuals should not participate in doing so. If you assume what others think, it can create stress and interpersonal conflict, because the person thinks that his hypothesis is a representation of the truth.
 Ruiz believes that one solution to overcome the adoption act is to ask questions and ensure that communication between those involved is clear.  Individuals can avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama by not taking any assumptions.  In Part 2 of this two-part video, we learn something about the book of the law that governs our mind and the inner judge that makes us suffer because we never measure ourselves with our « image of perfection ». All our normal tendencies are lost in the domestication process, and we begin to look for what we have lost. We seek freedom because we are no longer free; we seek happiness because we are no longer happy; We seek beauty because we no longer believe that we are beautiful. What we are looking for is our « me. » With practice, the four agreements help us restore our « authentic self » and this is the greatest gift we can make ourselves. Focus your attention on the chords you want to change. these agreements can no longer be refuelled. Instead of feeding the chords made out of fear, focus on creating and feeding new agreements based on love. If the agreements are sometimes too simplified, it is still a small book with some heavy ideas. Focusing on one of these chords can dramatically improve your life and reduce stress; Focusing on all four can really change a lot of people`s lives. If followed in a general and non-fanatical way, these proposals can help you reduce a large amount of stress by helping you avoid patterns of thought and behavior that create frustration, accusations, hurt emotions and other negative emotions.
Points to Be Aware Of: This is good advice to help you become less responsive, defensive and retaliatory, but keep it in balance. While everyone has their own prejudices and there is no real objectivity, you can, by never taking anything personally, your ability to see your own negative patterns and biased ideas, really limit and work towards the development of healthier models and lucid thoughts.