The Four Agreements Speak With Integrity
It is not realistic to expect that we will be able to change our mentality from day one and that we can, if not that we must, follow all the agreements perfectly. However, we can choose agreements that have a personal resonance with each of us and try to do our best to respect them. In doing so, we can relax knowing that we are doing everything we can to develop personal freedom and happiness day in and day out. Ruiz explains that this agreement is the most important, but it is the most difficult to respect.  For this agreement, Ruiz first analyzes the word “irreproachable”. The word impeccable comes from the Latin word peccatus, which means “sin,” and the “im” at the beginning of irreproachable is the Latin prefix meaning “without.” Ruiz describes a sin as anything that goes against himself, and so, with language, it is taking responsibility for one`s actions and remaining without judgment against oneself and against others.  Essentially, this agreement emphasizes the meaning of honest speech and careful choice of words before they are spoken aloud.  I do not entirely agree with the approval #2. Too many women`s bats already think they are innocent if women have the courage to leave. Men who rape think they are justified.
I know the agreement has to be taken in context, but it`s dangerous in itself 3) Don`t make assumptions – Find the courage to ask questions and express what you really want. Communicate as clearly as possible with others to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With this agreement alone, you can completely change your life. To do your best is to enjoy the action without expecting a reward. Pleasure comes from doing what you love in life and having fun, not reward or compensation. Enjoy the path traveled and the destination will take care of itself. Living right now and letting go of the past helps us do our best right now. It allows us to be fully alive now, to enjoy the present without worrying about the past or the future. Be patient with yourself. Be consistent and persistent with judicious measures. If you always do your best, the transformation will happen naturally. His most famous book, The Four Agreements, was published in 1997 and sold about 10 million times in the United States and has been translated into 46 languages.
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