If you enjoyed this list of quotes from the four chords, you can find more resources and information in the book below: It is not realistic to expect that we can change our thinking from day one and that we can follow all chords to perfection, or even that we should. However, we can choose the agreements that happen to each of us personally and try to do our best to follow them. In doing so, we can relax knowing that we are doing everything in our power to develop personal freedom and happiness day after day. “Nothing that others do is because of you. It`s up to himself. All men live in their own dreams, in their own minds; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in. If we take something personal, we assume that they know what is in our world and we try to impose our world on their world. Even if a situation seems so personal, even if others insult you directly, it has nothing to do with you. What they say, what they do, and the opinions they give correspond to the agreements they have in their own minds. “Don Miguel Ruiz, The four agreements you start with yourself because you redesign your perspectives according to these agreements, you will love each other, trust you and respect you more.
If you feel good, everything is fine around you, if everything is great around you, everything is happy. You love everything around you because you love yourself. Because you love who you are. Because you`re happy with your life. You are happy with the film you are producing, happy with your agreements with life. You`re at peace, and you`re happy. You live in this state of happiness, where everything is so wonderful, and everything is so beautiful. In this state of happiness, you make love all the time with everything you perceive. Don Miguel Ruiz, The principles of the four Ruiz chords are rooted in the traditional wisdom of Toltec and in their simplicity, these powerful arrangements are difficult and focus on the idea that the way we think and act is based on agreements we make with ourselves. These agreements are supposed to be our personal belief systems that developed in childhood. Ruiz presents how to let go of these beliefs and links as a path to a happy, healthy and sensible life.  “Only by taking stock of our agreements will we discover all the conflicts in our heads and eventually emerge from the chaos of the mitote.” [“mitote – “illusion”] The key message of the four agreements is that it is possible, through the application of the wisdom of agreements, to break the social rules, often harmful, which ultimately shape our thinking and prevent us from finding ourselves.
I use quotes like this one from Don Miguel Ruiz to provide the daily inspiration I need to keep a bigger, more spacious and compassionate perspective on life. Otherwise, it is so easy to be distracted by the everyday, the other and the useless and completely forget the true purpose of life. Make these deep quotes a part of your daily life. Write them in your planner or stick them on a mirror or closet.