ps // for those who don`t want to buy the book [although I highly recommend it] – here is a PDF of the highlights! If you are used to esoteric teachings, this book will captivate you. If you fall into a more skeptical or atheistic tradition, you may find it interesting, but ”woo-woo”. If you grew up in the Church as I did, you can identify with some areas while you find other areas a little blinkered. Even though there are certain areas of the book that you may find difficult to accept because it is spiritually larger, respect it. You will find that you are thinking about yourself, that you are wondering about yourself and who you are. You may have epiphanies or think, ”Oh, that`s good!” #1] Which of the four chords is more in agreement with you? Self-help books can superfluously skim positive thinking and affirmative words or proceed in formula with questionnaires and worksheets. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but it is important to understand that this book makes a much deeper spiritual dive. At its core, the book focuses on our being, realigning and centering it through the ancient wisdom of the Toltecs. Ready to join us for the book club?! 📚 Sign up below! Join us on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm.m PDT / 6:30 pm.m MDT / 7:30 pm .m CDT / 8:30 pm.
M HAE to discuss the book and make new friends! 8. The four agreements seem to be common sense. Do you find it easy or difficult to put these agreements into practice? Has the practice of one or more of the Four Agreements changed your life? The Four Accords will absolutely be a book that I read every year. ; So what exactly are the four agreements mentioned in the title? He divides them into four categories: Be impeccable with your words; Do not take anything personally; Don`t make assumptions; Always give your best. #2] Why do you think the four chords – even if they`re so simple – are hard to follow? We are creatures of attachments – we are so closely attached to our ideas, opinions and perspectives. These guidelines are about letting go! Grab a cup of tea (or a drink of your choice), a copy of the book, and find a convenient place to read! Meet us on Tuesday evening at 5:30 pm Pacific / 8:30 am East for a panel discussion. There are four agreements, so we will try to cover one every week. Read Part 1 as much as possible before our October 6 meeting! […] Being – in fact, change is the only constant. Our ”chords” [beliefs] [please read the four chords if you haven`t already – it`s life-changing] are changing as we learn a new perspective that […] INDIEBOUND On Indiebound, you can order from the local independent bookstore. (We highly recommend that you support your local independent booksellers!). ”True freedom has to do with the human mind – it`s the freedom to be who we really are.” #6] ”Our greatest fear is simply being human.” What does this mean for you?. #8] ”A sin is anything you do that goes against yourself.
Self-rejection is the greatest sin you commit – how do you reject yourself? What for? #4] Read about the ”Dream of the Planet” – beliefs of society, religion, parental media [page 2]. Is there a deep-rooted belief you have that you no longer want to believe? In addition, we have learned to judge – we judge others + ourselves all the time. Where do you notice that you are judging? How can you spread love instead?. For example, he compares our fears that stand in the way of our true identity as a ”parasite.” This parasite must be destroyed, otherwise it will overtake your being – ”A third solution is called the initiation of the dead. It is a symbolic death that kills the parasite without harming our physical body. For someone like me who identifies as a Christian mystic, I see Ruiz`s words intertwined with Christ`s teachings and his ancient wisdom. . #7] Right Now – Who Are You? What do you think? What do you think? What do you believe in? Think of yourself in 5 years. maybe in 50 years.
Who do you want to be, how do you want to feel?. 5. The second agreement is, ”Don`t take anything personally.” How did you take things personally? Do you think other people`s opinions are more important than your own? Do you take it personally when someone disagrees with you? ”Everything you believe about yourself and the world, all the concepts and programming you have in your head, is just a mitote [fog or dream]. We cannot see who we really are; we cannot see that we are not free. At first glance, the subject seems deceptively simple and banal, but this is part of the brilliance of Ruiz`s writing. What appear to be mere truths acts as a mirror that partially reflects where we are right now as we cry out to what you were at your age of innocence. . Here are some of the passages I found deep for myself: 3. Describe what Don Miguel means by ”the image of perfection.” Why does it cause so much suffering? What is your image of perfection? How does this image affect your happiness? When I read this, I remember the passage in 2. Corinthians, where Paul says, ”So if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things are gone; Behold, new things have happened. The passage in Philippians 1:21 says something similar: ”For me, life is Christ, and dying is gain. The common denominator is this: we must eliminate what holds us back from our true self, Christ in each of us. #5] ”We are rapidly developing the need to capture the attention of others in order to get the reward.
We begin to pretend to be who we are not just to please others – we reward ourselves when we are ”the good girl.” We punish our values when we are not. ++ When we punish ourselves for making a decision that didn`t serve us best, we tend to fight over + on it in our head. How can we overcome this? How can we forgive ourselves and move on? Your email address will not be published. Mandatory fields are marked * ”A word is like a spell, and people use the word as black magicians who cast spells on each other without thinking. Every human being is a magician, and we can either enchant someone with our word or free someone from a spell. We talk about our opinions all the time. » 7. The fourth chord is, ”Always give your best.” What are some examples of how the practice of this agreement would change your life? Do you tend to push yourself too hard? Do you know when you did your best?. Read the Four Agreements – A Book of Toltec Wisdom. It can be a game changer in your life.
#9] ”Nothing people do is because of you.” How can you help/support people without too much attachment? #12] You can have a lot of good ideas in your head, but what makes the difference is the action. What do you need to answer? How do you want to do that? #13] ”You have to stand up and be human. Honor the man or woman you are. Respect your body, enjoy your body, love your body. Nourish, cleanse + heal your body. Train + do what makes your body feel good. ALL THAT, YES. How to manifest this quote in everyday life?. .
Published with permission from Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc. ”Your body is a manifestation of God, + if you honor your body, everything will change for you. When you practice giving love to every part of your body, you plant seeds of love in your mind, + as you grow, you will love, honor + respect your body immensely. Each action then becomes a ritual in which you honor God. 6. The third agreement reads: ”Do not make assumptions. Give some examples of why assumptions can cause so much suffering. Do you assume the worst-case scenarios? According to Ruiz, the Toltecs were ”scientists and artists who founded a society to explore and preserve the knowledge and spiritual practices of the ancients” and were hidden over the years due to the European conquest. ”Esoteric Toltec knowledge has been embodied by different lineages of Naguals [masters] and passed down from generation to generation.” 4. The first agreement is, ”Be impeccable with your word.” Can you explain why this agreement is so powerful? Are you aware of the power of your word? How have you experienced the power of speech in your life? In The Four Accords, best-selling author Don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that deprive us of joy and cause unnecessary suffering. .