from The Four Agreements - For a Better Life -
The Four Agreements is a foundational teaching that can help most anyone improve their life by understanding which beliefs and actions are making life difficult and how to correct them. This work requires some serious honesty with yourself.
- Be Impeccable With Your Word
- Don't Take Anything Personally
- Don't Make Assumptions
- Always Do Your Best
In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.
Domestication: Part 1
In Part 1 of this 2-part video, we learn about the 'domestication' of humans and how all the rules and values of our family and society are imposed on us through a system of punishment and reward. As little children, our true nature is to love and be happy, to explore and enjoy life; we are completely authentic. But then we learn to be what others think we 'should' be, and because it’s not okay for us to be what we are, we start pretending to be what we are not. By the time we are teenagers, we’ve learned to judge ourselves, punish ourselves, and reward ourselves according to agreements that we never even chose."
The Four Agreements help us to break self-limiting agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us freedom, happiness, and love.
Domestication: Part 2
In Part 2 of this 2-part video, we learn about the Book of Law that rules our mind and the inner judge that makes us suffer because we never measure up to our 'image of perfection'. All of our normal tendencies are lost in the process of domestication, and we begin to search for what we have lost. We search for freedom because we are no longer free; we search for happiness because we are no longer happy; we search for beauty because we no longer believe we are beautiful.
What we are searching for is our 'Self'. With practice, The Four Agreements help us to recover our 'Authentic Self' and it’s the greatest gift that we can give ourselves.
Mission Statement of The Four Agreements for a Better Life
The work done through this site is dedicated to helping people from all walks of life and from all around the world to live a better life by expanding their awareness of universal principles, and by offering resources and ongoing support for integrating these principles into their lives in a meaningful and lasting way.
Our motto: Live by The Four Agreements. Live a Better Life.
Based on The Four Agreements, the online course offers participants a deeper, more meaningful understanding of this life-transforming body of work, as well as a practical means for fully integrating it into their lives.
Our objective is to encourage people to adopt The Four Agreements not just for a period of time, but to practice and ultimately embody these agreements for a lifetime. Ongoing support and encouragement are offered via an online community of people who are committed to changing their lives for the better by practicing The Four Agreements until they become second nature.