Don Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements – Introductory Video
What you are seeing and hearing right now is nothing but a dream. You’re dreaming right now in this moment. You are dreaming with the brain awake.
Before we were born the humans before us created a big outside dream that we would call society’s dream or the dream of the planet. The dream of the planet includes all of society’s rules, its beliefs, its laws, its religions, its different cultures and ways to be, its governments, schools, social events and holidays. The outside dream has so many rules, that when a new human is born we hope the child’s attention and introduce these rules into his or her mind.
As children, we didn’t have the opportunity to choose our beliefs, but we agreed with the information that was passed to us from the dream of the planet via other humans. I call this process the domestication of humans. We trust what we believe and our beliefs set us up for suffering.
In the dream of the planet it is normal for humans to suffer, to live in fear and to create emotional dramas. Our personal dream can also become an ongoing nightmare, where we suffer and live in a state of fear. But we don’t need to dream and nightmare; it is possible to enjoy a pleasant dream.
There are thousands of agreements you have made with yourself, with other people, with God, with society, with your parents, with your spouse, with your children. But the most important agreements are the ones that you made with yourself. In these agreements you tell yourself who you are, what you feel, what you believe and how to behave. One single agreement is not such a problem, but we have many agreements that make us suffer, that make us fail in life.
If you want to live a life of joy and fulfillment, you have to find the courage to break those agreements that are fear based and claim your personal power. When we’re finally ready to change our agreements, there are four very powerful agreements that will help us break those agreements that come from fear and deplete our energy. You need a very strong will in order to adopt those four agreements, but if you can begin to live your life with these agreements, the transformation in your life will be amazing.