You need a very strong will to adopt these four agreements — but if you can start living with these agreements, the transformation of your life will be incredible. You will see the drama of hell disappear before your eyes. Instead of living in a dream of hell, you will create a new dream, your personal dream from heaven. According to Don Miguel Ruiz, 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. In these agreements, we tell ourselves who we are, how we should behave, what is possible, what is impossible. A single agreement is not such a problem, but we have many agreements that come in fear, that deplete our energy and reduce our self-esteem. Every time you break a deal, all the power you used to create it comes back to you. If you accept these four new agreements, they will create enough personal power for you to change the whole system of your old agreements.
I was so excited when I found out that an illustrated version of “The Four Agreements” for the iPad is out! I have the pocket kit and I read them often. As I take my iPad wherever I go, I always have the four chords. This book has changed my life, all in a way that is useful to me and to the people around me (I think). It clearly gives me the tools to understand how our lives evolve in a way that does not benefit our happiness and freedom. The same tools, as they are understood and integrated into our system of thought and belief, work together to achieve miraculous changes in our lives (this is my experience). The tools are not only deep and powerful individually, but when used together, they create wonders, almost automatically. They require a conscious practice every day. Are they worth it? It`s for you to decide, but for me, they make life a great, happy, exciting experience. This would certainly make my copy much more personal! My paperbacks have colorings, circles and excentrifications, which allows me to simply scan the parts I consider most important when rereading. Each of us is born with a certain personal strength, which we rebuild every day after our tranquillity. Unfortunately, we first spend all our personal strength to create all these agreements and then to respect those agreements.