8. The four agreements seem to be common sense. Do you think it is easy or difficult to practice these agreements? Has the practice of one or more of the four agreements changed your life? The main agreements are those you have with yourself. In these agreements, you tell yourself who you are, what you feel, what you believe and how you behave. Are you aware of all the distorted images you have on yourself? What are the images that others projected on you when you were a child? What do you have to believe in yourself? Consider all the agreements that tell you what you can and can`t do, what you can be and what you can`t do, and what you can and can`t have. […] Don`t take things personally (see the 4 chords) […] Thanks for sharing a link back to my site, I appreciate it! Let`s hope your trip with the 4 Chores was worth 🙂 The following mindfulness exercises were written by Dennis Merritt Jones, D.D. www.onespirit.org. They are reproduced here with the author`s permission. Make a list of all the qualities you lack, but you want to. If you would like to download these questions for your personal use, please use the download button above. The document is open as an Adobe .pdf file. Click Save in the top left corner and select the location of your computer where you want to save the file. Read this introductory video to the four chords (3:42) on www.miguelruiz.com.
I still have so many problems “not taking anything personally.” spiritual 😦 – Activity: Practicing the four chords […] PlanIt understand emotionsThis emotional lifestyleIdentify emotions Practice of the four chordsEarth Day […] 1. In the four agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz introduces the concept of “domestication.” What are the examples of how you were domesticated as a child? If you are a parent, are you aware of how you domesticate your children? Can someone who hurt you be your greatest teacher? Create a list of all the qualities that you have been told that you are both personal and physical. What do you think is a woman or a man today? Do you have the perfect picture of what it means to be a girl or a boy? 6. The third agreement is: “Don`t make assumptions.” Give some examples of why assumptions can cause so much suffering. Do you think of the most pessimistic scenarios? 3. Describe what Don Miguel means by “image of perfection.” Why is this causing so much suffering? What is your image of perfection? What is the impact of this image on your happiness? Pema Chedron: How We Can Strengthen Our Resilience The Exercise That Could Help You Transcend Resentment I will print this summary of the Four Agreements and carry them with me this week to remind me to practice them.