The Toltec “Path to Freedom” means breaking their old agreements and accepting these four new ones. Three championships lead people to Toltec: Ruiz says that to find personal joy, you have to break all the social agreements imposed by fear that currently bind you. And it proposes four agreements that will help you: the first of the agreements is to be “irreproested by your word,” which invites you to speak only with integrity and truth and not to speak of yourself and others. We have learned four new agreements, but we are not finished yet. We still need to free ourselves from the old agreements of beliefs and prejudices of society. The parasite of judgment and negativity must be destroyed to break your old chords. You need to be aware of the power of your convictions and identify the beliefs that make you unhappy. If you become stronger, you will be able to reject these agreements and lead a happier and more fulfilling life. If you like the job or the job you do, you will do your best without even trying.
Your work will feel effortless and you will get much better results. This final agreement will help you increase the power of other agreements while stripping yourself of old patterns. We learn how to act and what we should believe and accept as normal. Ruiz says we should ask ourselves why we accept them and live because we have not chosen these rules and agreements. “The Four Accords” are the four new chords by which a person can lead a joyful and fulfilling life. To achieve this goal, people must break the old agreements they have with themselves, with their peers and with God. It reminds us not to judge ourselves or to fight ourselves in the event of a breach of one of the agreements. You just have to do it again. We will improve over time. The fourth chord allows you to practice all the other chords and make it a habit.
If you don`t make a deal, you don`t sweat it. All right. Restart. And again. Until it is rooted in who you are. The rest of the book teaches us how to break our agreements with the beliefs of society that are not useful and create positive substitutes. Finally, the fourth agreement is: “Always do your best.” While your “best” can be changed on a day-to-day basis, you will avoid judgments and regrets by striving to do your best. Why not try to break one of the hundreds or thousands of agreements you have now? Maybe you`re thinking you`re not good at painting — break the watercolors and have fun creating something. By gradually continuing the process, you can change things gradually for the better. The four agreements show us that there is another way. By freeing ourselves from the structures and expectations of society, we can enter into new agreements for ourselves.
Ruiz says that to break old chords that take us back, we have some options: what is even more heartbreaking is that we pay countless times for every mistake we make. We don`t just recognize them, learn and move forward. There is no forgiveness. We live every mistake and every time we remember it or remember it, we suffer again. And we and society have great memories of that kind of thing. We refuse and punish ourselves endlessly because we cannot meet the expectation of the agreements we enter into through domestication. Is life what you don`t do? So we create our own life, no one else. We are the creators, the architect. It is often a “chaos” outside simply because we have given our power by voting on people we don`t even know.
In this way, we do not stay and we use our own strength for our own life. Come on, get out of there. Downstairs, upstairs. A reckless statement, expressed in anger or frustration, can have a profound impact on a child`s life. When she is told that she is ugly or stupid, or that she has a horrible voice, she can change the course of a young girl.