Four Agreements By Don Miguel Ruiz Summary

Based on all these ideas, Don Miguel has launched four clear messages to implement. Click on the link below to visit the blinkist summary of the four chords, which has structured sections and easily gives an idea of the whole book: in addition to the book and audiobook, there is also an eBook, a four-color picture book, a card game and an online course. [1] „The Four Accords” not only gave me the four agreements by which I made small positive changes in my life, but the book also helped me understand the process of „Domestication” and how this „Domestication” shaped my belief systems. There is a more detailed summary of the four agreements on Blinkist. You can find it by clicking on the link below. Blinkist is an online service that features condensed and easy-to-digest content from books specializing in 15-minute summaries titled „Blinks.” You can also get an audio version for Blinkist Premium subscribers. 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. These chains are developed from an early age. We are born into social norms that dictate the dreams we can have in life. The collective dream of the planet influences our individual dreams. This collective dream is taught to us by our parents, our schools, our religions and our politicians. It is through this training that we learn how to behave „properly,” what we should believe, and the difference between right and wrong.

Our acceptance of these social agreements should be characterized as our domestication. When we wanted to revolt in childhood or adolescence, we were punished and oppressed by more powerful parents and teachers. Just like an animal, we have been rewarded by obeying these more powerful individuals. Afterwards, we surrendered and decided to follow the collective dream and not our individual dreams. But as we get older, we no longer need a more powerful person to domesticate and control us. These ideas are so integrated that we self-domestic. Don Miguel proposes that we can free ourselves from this structure and establish new agreements for us. These are the four agreements. 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. Best news: On this page, you can read some of the best lessons I`ve learned from The Four Agreements in a quick fun summary! Let`s start with the first lesson…

Reminds me of a Buddhist idea. A Vietnamese Buddhist professor named Thich Nhat Hanh says we all have a memory consciousness, a place from which seeds form in our daily thoughts.