Finally, the last of Ruiz`s chords should calm the minds of those who spend their time worrying about being perfect. In the Christian faith, the Apostle Paul reminds his disciples that it is much more important to do their best than to be constantly compared to those around them. The fourth agreement relieves the pressure of always being impeccable and makes it acceptable for us, as human beings, to have our flaws as long as we try to be the best we can. The solution according to Ruiz are the four agreements. We create our own new and empowering agreements based on how this world really works. This creates a new reality in which we can live. So that`s where Ruiz`s four agreements come in. The fourth agreement allows readers to get a better overview of the progress made in achieving their life goals. This agreement includes the integration of the first three chords into everyday life and also the exhaustion of one`s own potential.
 It is a question of doing one`s best individually, which is different from the different situations and circumstances that the individual may encounter. Ruiz believes that if you avoid self-judgment and do your best in every given moment, you will be able to avoid remorse.  By incorporating the first three chords and giving the best of himself in all facets of life, the individual will be able to live a life without grief or self-irony.  The Toltecs are not a religion. It would be more accurate to say that Toltec is a way of life (the beginnings originated in Mexico at the time of Christ). The truth is that we are all on a path that begins with birth and ends with death. We can`t escape it, but we have a lot of leeway and the choice of how this journey will end: we can live a life full of peace or accept a life of chaos. In part 1 of this 2-part video, we learn about the “domestication” of man 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” be, and because it`s not acceptable for us to be who we are, we start pretending to be what we aren`t. When we are teenagers, we have learned to judge ourselves, to punish ourselves and to reward ourselves according to agreements we have never chosen.
The Four Accords help us break self-limiting agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us freedom, happiness and love. Don Miguel Ruiz`s “The Four Agreements” was released in 1997 and was on the New York Times bestseller list for seven years. He encouraged people to live a more fulfilling life with four general guidelines to avoid unnecessary worry and suffering. These “agreements” can be associated with the Christian faith by examining the Ten Commandments as well as the lessons of the Bible. In addition to the book and audiobook, an eBook, a four-color illustrated book, a card game, and an online course are also available.  Yes, and that`s what makes it so beautiful. You know it`s available to everyone, not everyone needs to have an accident to have this awareness. And we see in the history of mankind that this happens many, many times to different people around the world, and it`s not exactly that one philosophy is better than the other, or that one religion is better than the other, because it`s not a truth, it`s not a truth at all. They know that life is very, very simple and that we can make it so easy.
And it`s up to us to make it easy for you. My last review was Jordan B Peterson`s 12 Rules For Life. It`s a great book in my opinion, but when I put it on the shelf, it occurred to me, as good as Peterson`s board was, that the foundation was always based on principles. This baffled me for a while as my mind and heart struggled with the principled basis of changing his life. Then I spied on Don Miguel Ruiz`s The Four Agreements on my shelf almost next to my new addition. Agreements, yes, I remember reading the four agreements years ago and I found the concept of agreements inspiring as an approach to life course and relationships from the point of view of agreements rather than principles. So, I reread the book and here is my review. I hope you like it. By making a pact with these four key agreements, an individual is able to significantly influence the level of happiness they feel in their life, regardless of external circumstances.  In conclusion, I see the immense value of the Four Agreements, but the empowerment of the agreements needs the Holy Spirit. Interestingly, Ruiz ends the book by talking about becoming spiritual warriors.
It all starts with consciousness – unfortunately, most people are not aware of their condition or situation. Awareness is the first step. Well, according to Ruiz, if we go against these agreements, we will probably be punished, and if we follow the agreements, we will be rewarded. In the presentation of this Toltec concept, Ruiz points out that each person becomes his own servant and the result is that we all create our own living hell. And what we do is punish ourselves again and again. It`s a vicious circle, and Ruiz wants to help humanity alleviate some of the suffering we endure. In its premise, no one punishes or mistreats us as much as we do. We have learned to live to satisfy others and seek their approval, but at the time we reject ourselves. Why, because we believe that we are not perfect enough by the standards of our societies. .