There are thousands of agreements you have made with yourself, with other people, with your dream of life, with God, with society, with your parents, with your spouse, with your children. But the most important agreements are the ones you have made with yourself. In these agreements, you tell yourself who you are, how you feel, what you believe and how to behave. The result is what you call your personality. In those agreements, you say, „It`s me. That is what I believe. I can do certain things, and I can`t do certain things. It is reality, it is imagination; It`s possible, it`s impossible. A single agreement is not a problem of this kind, but we have a lot of 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. The word is so powerful that a word can change a life or destroy the lives of millions of people. A few years ago, a man in Germany manipulated an entire country of the smartest people using this word. He led them into a world war with the force of his word. He convinced others to commit the most cruel acts of violence. It activated people`s fear with the word, and like a big explosion, there were killings and war all over the world. All over the world, people were destroying others because they were afraid of everyone. Hitler`s word, based on terrified beliefs and agreements, will be remembered for centuries. In the Four Accords, Don Miguel reveals the source of self-limiting agreements that deprive us of joy and cause unnecessary suffering. If we are prepared to amend these agreements, there are four agreements that are misleadingly simple but powerful that we can adopt as guiding principles.
Based on ancient Tolèque wisdom, the Four Accords offer a powerful code of conduct that can quickly transform our lives into a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. . . .