The Four Agreements Part 2

Don Miguel Jr told a travel story with his father for a few lectures. One evening they did their event and came back to their hotel and looked for a place to dine. In part 2 of this two-part video, we learn more about the book of the Law that governs our minds and the inner judge who makes us suffer because we never live up to our “image of perfection.” All our normal tendencies are lost in the process of domestication, and we begin to look for what we have lost. We seek freedom because we are no longer free; We seek happiness because we are no longer happy; We seek beauty because we no longer believe that we are beautiful. What we are looking for is our self. With exercise, the Four Accords help us restore our “authentic self,” and this is the greatest gift we can give ourselves. All four deals© were released in 1997 and have sold about 9 million times. It`s been on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly a decade. Everything we do is based on agreements we have made – agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, with life. But the most important agreements are those that we encounter ourselves. Before moving on to the third agreement, I would like to say how important I think this second agreement – this idea of not taking anything personally – and to recognise how difficult it would be to make it a part of our lives. I will give you an example. I drive through Kellogg every day, and there are a number of people who confuse this route with the return to the Indy 500.

I try to do my best to stay in traffic, which means going seven or eight miles an hour above the speed limit. From time to time, when the three tracks are tight, someone rushes after me and pretends that I am an idiot, because I could not cross the cars in front of me, that the bumper was aligned with the bumper. And when they end up going up next to me, they will say a little obscenity and offer me their only finger salute. Well, this is the end of my reflection on the Four Agreements: Be blameless with your word; Do not take anything personally; do not make assumptions; And always do your best. I mentioned last week that due to the commercial success of The Four Agreements, many books on toltec wisdom are now available. . . .