The Four Agreements Companion Book

The Four Agreements Companion Book

don Miguel Ruiz

Janet Mills

Using The Four Agreements to Master the Dream of Your Life

Format: Trade Paperback Page Count: 224 ISBN: 978-1-878424-48-8

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  • From the International Bestselling Author of The Four Agreements,
    a New York Times Bestseller for Over a Decade

The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz introduced a simple, but powerful code of conduct for attaining personal freedom and true happiness.

The Four Agreements Companion Book takes you even further along the journey to recover the awareness and wisdom of your authentic self. The companion book is a must-read not only for those who enjoyed don Miguel’s first book, but for anyone who is ready to leave suffering behind, and to master the art of living in our natural state: happiness.

In this book, you will find:

  • How to break the domestication that keeps you enslaved by fear
  • Keys to recover your will, your faith, and the power of your word
  • Practice ideas to help you become the master of your own life
  • A dialogue with don Miguel about living the Four Agreements
  • Success stories from people who have used the Four Agreements

The Four Agreements are a tool for transformation, leading you to stop judging, mainly yourself, and to start practicing another way of life.   — don Miguel Ruiz

With The Four Agreements, my intention was to create a messenger that can enter the imagination of readers and change their point of view. If you have practiced these agreements, you already know what they can do. They have the capacity to go directly into your belief system, into those thousands of agreements you made with yourself, and create a doubt. And just like magic, because they are magic, The Four Agreements slowly free the faith that is trapped inside your belief system. Little by little, you recover your integrity, and the real you starts to awaken.

The Four Agreements are like a map that tells you all the different ways to reach your destination. Their simplicity is what makes them so easy to use in so many directions. But the map is just one half. You are the other half. In any relationship, there are two halves. The book, the messenger, is one half of the relationship, but you are the other half, and that is the beauty of this relationship: your half.

If you have a goal and you use the messenger as your guide, you are going to reach your goal. With The Four Agreements, you can learn how to heal your emotional body. You can use it to change your belief system and create a brand new belief system. You can use it to heal your marriage, your relationships with your friends, and your relationships at work, and to improve your life in every way. But first, because it’s a map, you have to start with awareness of where you are and where you want to be.

Thousands of years ago the Toltec created three masteries to guide us out of suffering and return us to our true nature: happiness, freedom, and love. The Toltec encouraged us to see ourselves with truth, and they created a mastery just for awareness. The first mastery, the Mastery of Awareness, is the first step toward personal freedom, because we cannot be free if we don’t know what we are, where we are, or what kind of freedom we are looking for. In this mastery, we become aware of the fog that is in our mind. We become aware that we are dreaming all the time, and that everybody else is dreaming. The Mastery of Awareness can also be called the Mastery of Truth.

The second Toltec mastery, the Mastery of Transformation, shows us how to change the dream of our life. The goal of the second mastery is to put order into the chaos of the mitote — into all of the voices inside our mind — to face our fears, to transform our fears, and to get results. The result we want is the freedom to live our own life instead of the life of the Parasite or the belief system. The Mastery of Transformation is achieved by changing our agreements and reprogramming our own mind in our own way. The Four Agreements are a summary of the Mastery of Transformation.

The result of the first two masteries is a mind that is Parasite-free, and that is the third mastery, the Mastery of Love, or the Mastery of Intent. From the Toltec point of view, love or intent is that part of life that makes the transformation of energy possible. It is Life itself; it is unconditional love. Everything is made with love because everything comes from God or Life. When we master love, we master the dream of our life, and when all three masteries are accomplished, we reclaim our divinity and become one with God. Then every action we take is an expression of the One Being. This is the goal of the Toltec.

For those of you who want to explore the third mastery, I have written a book called The Mastery of Love, which shows you what a dream based on love looks like. The Mastery of Love is the result of the first two masteries, and it offers a better way of living our life with love. But for now, the third mastery is not what we will focus on. The first two masteries are the subject of this book.

THE FOUR AGREEMENTS COMPANION BOOK:
Using The Four Agreements to Master the Dream of Your Life


Introduction:  Three Masteries, Four Agreements


Part One:  Mastering Awareness

1.   Domestication:  Human suffering begins with domestication.

2.  The Power of the Word:  Humans are creators, but our power of creation is invested in our beliefs.

3.   Dreaming:  The function of the human mind is to dream, but we have learned to dream without awareness.


Part Two:  Mastering Transformation

4.   The Second Attention:  Using your will and attention for the second time.

5.   Action–Reaction:  Using the Four Agreements to change your actions–reactions.

6.   Attach–Detach:  Surrendering to the angel of death.


Part Three:  Living the Four Agreements

7.   A Dialogue with don Miguel

8.   True Stories of Awareness and Transformation

Abbreviated Glossary


Practice Ideas

Mastering Awareness:

The Image of Perfection

The Book of Law

The Power of the Word

Your Authentic Self

Mastering Transformation:

The Dream of the Second Attention

Awareness, Attention, Action–Reaction

Attach–Detach