I interpreted “is” as life in the present and “was” represented past behaviors. Change the weather probably intentionally. The best way to develop knowledge is to bypass other criticisms and read the material and develop your own knowledge. Since I`m also looking for topics in reference, my opinion is that we all get something different from each book, based on completely different emotional reactions, based on the observations of a group that read all four chords at the same time. He was about 50 years old and I recommended him to a sibling who had childhood trauma. He read the first chapters in tears, but understood the healing power within itself. The first one only annoyed me, but I understood that he drew why we shouldn`t believe this way. Be impeccable with your word. Don`t take anything personally.
Don`t make assumptions. Always give your best. Love light and truth. If your beliefs create deep happiness in you, then I say: Keep them. When they cause trouble, when the beliefs of others are different, the awareness of them can give you the choice of what you believe and what you let go. So many of our beliefs, concepts, agreements were given to us as “truth” when we were young, and we accepted them literally and completely. The beginning of the Four Accords is about how we were domesticated by our caregivers in a “dream” of life. The only dream they had was the one they lived, which they got mainly from THEIR parents, etc. Jefferson, I can`t say which parts of Miguel`s writings should be taken literally and which should be figuratively so.
You can decide for yourself. Of course, your feelings will guide your judgments – how could it be otherwise? Thank you for sharing your perspective, Coleen. I continue to recommend all books written by members of the Ruiz family. Miguel Ruiz`s latest book (The Toltec Art of Life and Death) is a little different. He continues to teach some of the same lessons presented in his previous books, but in the context of a somewhat romanticized account of his experiences when he was close to death after his heart attack. He looks back at the events of his childhood, which gives a better insight into his thinking. I also look forward to Miguel Ruiz Jr.`s next book, The Mastery of Self: A Toltec Guide to Personal Freedom. I also found it strange to judge a book by the behavior of a person who claims to have read it and by the elderly people who are the ancestors of the author of the book. For this reason, I did not respond to Cccc`s comment. If the commentator explained why he believes the four agreements cause people to behave recklessly and selfishly, I might have had an answer. As it stands, I maintain the idea that – Toltec or not – these principles are a healthy lifestyle and in line with best practices supported by modern psychology: The Four Accords©, was published in 1997 and sold about 9 million copies.
It`s 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. We have to break a lot of old chords and change a lot of domesticated beliefs to really have space for someone`s hurt or anger against us without judging, retreating, defending, blaspher, intellectualizing, sharing their dream. One of the most important wisdom teachings of the Toltec tradition is that we all dream – a unique vision and experience of the universe. It`s at the beginning of the “Four Chords” and in my experience, a lot of people slip through that part and go to the chords. I realize that this was written a few years ago. and I still have to heed some of the author`s misconceptions about the wisdom of the “Four Accords.” Note that the beginning of the book on domestication and dreaming is an important preface to understanding the power of new chords. .