Look for ways to transform yourself. To heal. Start accepting new agreements such as the 4 chords that resonate with you. When you wake up, give yourself gratitude. For this day, for this moment, for the opportunities you have to change your beliefs and create a world with less suffering. Ask yourself: what makes me happy now? Focus on that. They deserve to be happy. I like what you`re saying. If you`ve written a book about your spontaneous chords, I`ll read it. Since I wrote this article in 2010, I have read all of Miguel`s books, all his sons` books and some of the books written by his apprentices, including the excellent Wisdom Book Everything Toltec. I had the pleasure of participating in a workshop led by Miguel and Jose.
I continue to support the Toltec Road as a great way to live. Thank you for sharing your point of view, Coleen. I always 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 fictionalized report on his experience, when he was about to die after his heart attack. He looks back at events as he grew up, which gives more insight into his thinking. I`m also looking forward to Miguel Ruiz Jr`s next book, The Mastery of Self: A Toltec Guide to Personal Freedom. I`ve entered my main takeaways from the book below and I hope they`re a useful resource if you`re not sure if this book is for you (it`s likely) or if you`ve already read the book and are just looking for a good summary. In the first part of this 2-part video, we learn how the “domestication” of men and how all the rules and values of our family and society are imposed on us by a system of punishment and reward.
As young children, our true nature is to love and be happy, to explore and enjoy life; We are absolutely authentic. But then we learn to be what others think we should, and because it`s not normal that we are who we are, we start pretending we`re not what we`re not. When we are teenagers, we have learned to judge ourselves, to punish ourselves and to reward ourselves after agreements that we have never chosen. The four agreements help us break self-limitation agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us freedom, happiness and love.