This practical guide completes Ruiz`s first book on the 4 chords. It is back to the basics of common sense of the Toltec way and can be applied by anyone and anyone. Really inspiring and simple, and made all the more enjoyable when heard by the chocolate sounds of Peter Coyote`s voice. It`s highly recommended. A large part of the book is a summary of the 4 chords that is nice to check, but is not fresh content. The 5th agreement, which I cannot spoil for those who do not know it, is a principle that I already apply in my life, and it is a good one, but it is one that should also apply to the teachings of this book and, in fact, to all the teachings. I enjoyed the book and I like the wisdom of it, but I found some of the assertions unreasonable and I found the application of the 5th Convention. As rules of life, the five agreements are valuable and worth a search for. I`m not sure on the part of enlargement on the 5th agreement which was really useful or valuable once you know what it is. It would probably have been helpful to take a deep leap into cognitive prejudice, because it is primarily that. The biblical references/analogies and spiritual stories were a little repugnant to me, but did not nullifying the book`s message.
Be immaculate with your word. It seems to be about honesty, integrity and authenticity. I have no doubt, Don Miguel is for honesty, integrity and authenticity. But that is not the purpose of this agreement. Going back to the history of cinema, it says that if you want to tell a story about your life, you tell a beautiful story rather than a bad story. Here`s an important passage from the Fifth Agreement: “You`re telling yourself a story, but is it the truth? If you use this word to create a story of judgment and self-judgment, you use the word against yourself, and you are not blameless. Find the courage to ask questions and express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as possible to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With this agreement, you can completely change your life. The fourth book in the Celestin series is an exciting and meditative story of adventure, based on the discoveries of Redfield`s previous books. It describes a new wave of religious tolerance and integrity that is now coming tacitly, in response to the observation of several years of religious wars and political corruption. Each artist distorts the truth, but there is no need to judge what someone is saying or to call that person a liar. We all tell lies one way or another, and it`s not because we want to lie.
It is because of what we believe; It is because of the symbols we have learned and the way we use all these symbols. Once you are aware of it, the fifth chord makes a lot of sense, and it can make a very big difference in your life. His best-known book, The Four Agreements, was published in 1997 and has sold about 10 million times in the United States and has been translated into 46 languages. The book advocates the personal freedom of convictions and agreements we have made with ourselves and with others, which create use and unhappiness in our lives.  It was broadcast on the television show Oprah.  The four chords are: After already enjoying the four chords, I was very happy to hear the fifth, so much so that I will reread it and I am positive that everything I have learned will help me in my journey, I already feel happier 😁 thanks to the author! And I highly recommend this book! Let me explain the five chords, according to my own conception, using this metaphor.