I was so excited when I found out that an illustrated version of “The Four Agreements” was available for iPad! I have the pocket kit and I read it often. Since I take my iPad anywhere, I will always have “The Four Agreements” with me. This book has changed my life, all in a way that is (I believe) beneficial for me and the people around me. It clearly gives me the tools to understand how our lives evolve in ways that are not beneficial to our happiness and freedom. The same tools, as understood and integrated into our thought and belief system, work together to bring about miraculous changes in our lives (this is my experience). Not only are the tools deep and powerful individually, but when used together, they almost automatically create miracles. They require conscious practice every day. Are they worth it? It`s up to you, but for me, they make life a great, happy and exciting experience.* I hope that future updates will provide tools that will allow us to highlight the parts of the book that we want to highlight. It would certainly make my copy much more personal! My pocket copies constantly have accents, circles, and highlights, so I can easily scan the parts I consider most important by re-reading. 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 that we encounter 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 from fear, deplete our energy and reduce our self-esteem.
A single agreement is not a problem of this kind, but we have many agreements that make us suffer, that make us fail in life. If you want to live a life of joy and fulfillment, you must find the courage to break agreements based on fear and that claim your personal power. Agreements that come out of fear require us to spend a lot of energy, but agreements that come from love help us save energy and even produce extra energy. Every time you break an agreement, all the power with which you created it belongs 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 read the four agreements years ago. I reread this beautifully illustrated jewel of wisdom. Powerful, simple and this reading, I will live it! You need a very strong will to accept the four chords – but if you can start living your life with those chords, the transformation in your life will be amazing. 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 of heaven. Each of us is born with a certain amount of personal strength that we rebuild every day after our tranquility. Unfortunately, we give up all our personal power first to establish all these agreements and then respect these agreements.
Our personal strength is dispersed by all the agreements we have put in place, and the result is that we feel powerless. We have just enough power to survive every day, because most of them are used to abide by the agreements that keep us prisoners of the planet`s dream. How can we change the whole dream of our lives if we don`t have the power to change any agreement? If we can see that it is our agreements that govern our lives and that we do not like the dream of our life, we must change the agreements.