The best way to use these tools is to break old chords and habits: the concept is simple, the four chords are understandable, the results are undeniable… However, the disciplined practice of consciousness and action is a monumental challenge… not because it is complicated, but monumental to achieve, because it requires a complete description of your deepest thoughts and actions. The constant presence of the mind and continuous concentration will begin to unravel the lifespan of the unhealthy conditioning with which we all felt comfortable. Although the content and arrangements are useful and relevant to the 21st century, I had the impression that there were many very religious and supra-spiritual elements in the stories. With four simple statements, professor shaman and healer Don Miguel Ruiz seizes his own ancestry to present an effective code of conduct that dismantles negative concepts and beliefs that limit our own behavior. Our personal power is based on the agreements we make and we often make these agreements to please others instead of being true to ourselves. In doing so, we will give you our personal strength. In the Four Accords, it is a matter of regaining our personal power by being authentic and holding on to our true self. The four chords are: 1) Be impeccable in your word, 2) Don`t take anything personally, 3) Don`t make assumptions, and 4) Always do your best.
These agreements are certainly simple, but far from simple. Ruiz encourages readers to practice these chords every day and forgive us if we are not perfect. Effort is the most important. This book is a quick read (or listen) and should be read several times if you really want to keep your chords with yourself. This book is a bit “woo woo”, not bashing at all, but I could see how hard parts of it are to get through for someone who is not in trouble. The basis of the four agreements is strong and so important. Beyond the new old woo woo tone of the book are four tenants who are so important and important to succeed personally and professionally. The four chords are simple and easy to follow and will serve you well in life. This is a brilliant book with an excellent audio edition. It describes four simple agreements that you must make with yourself, which will allow you to increase your control over how you live your life: 1) Be immaculate with your word; 2) Don`t take anything personally; 3) Don`t make assumptions; 4) Always do your best.
Easy doesn`t mean easy! Don Miguel`s book helps the reader to have the power of these chords and to use it. Reading Peter Coyotes is a pleasure that supports the learning process. It is a timeless work that can be constantly recalled. I found the four chords even more powerful than Stephen Coveys Seven Habits, which speaks volumes. And just like the seven habits, the four chords are powerful in all aspects of your life, including family, work and recreation. 4. To facilitate transformation, share these books with the people you interact with on a daily basis: collaborators, family, friends, lovers. Once you have read the book, you can help each other and make an agreement to support each other, to create a new dream of communication based on love and not on fear.
The drama of your life will end right away. Create groups that help each other and help each other to live these new principles, and observe that your whole life changes quickly. What did you like about Peter Coyot`s performance? Simplified examples, angels and prayers …