Communicating with ourselves, not taking things personally (#2) gives us the opportunity to look inward, to find and change the old arrangements and beliefs — most of the lies of our domestication in childhood — that involve us emotionally and push us to react. The author of the article describes precisely the “dream” of people that distorts what people say or do. It is a powerful gift from Toltec Wisdom. I realize that it was written a few years ago… and I still have to depart from some of the author`s misunderstandings about wisdom in “The Four Accords.” Note that the beginning of the book on domestication and dreams is an important preface to understanding the power of new chords. Each chord focuses on the idea of developing first and training your mind so that you can see the world in a new light and interact with it in an optimal, more honest and fulfilling way. Below you will find a summer of each of the four agreements followed by our list of 10 quotes from the four agreements. Write down every quote that makes you think and let us have some of your thoughts (or favorite quotes from the book) in the comments section below! Have a good time! In 2001, the book was published in “O” The Oprah Magazine, where the author interviewed comedian and television presenter Ellen Degeneres about the book. The book was also featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2001 and on the television show Super Soul Sunday in 2013. The book has spent more than 2 years on Publisher`s Weekly`s bestseller list and has spent more than a decade on the New York Times bestseller list.  The Four Agreements© was published in 1997 and has sold about 9 million times. He has been on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly a decade. Everything we do is based on agreements we have made – agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, with life.
But the most important agreements are those we make with ourselves. This book, first published in 1997, has been sold more than 8.2 million times in the United States  and has been translated into 46 languages worldwide.  The book gained popularity after being supported by Oprah Winfrey in 2001 on the Oprah Winfrey Show and in 2013 in the television series Super Soul Sunday.  This book has also been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a decade.  If your beliefs create in you a deep happiness, then I say: Keep them. If they cause trouble, if the beliefs of others are different, consciousness can leave you with the choice of what you believe and what you let go. Many of our convictions, our concepts, our agreements were nourished to us as “truth” when we were young, and we accepted them literally and completely. The beginning of the four chords is about how we were domesticated by our caregivers in a “dream” of life. The only dream they gave us was the one they lived, which they received most often from their parents, etc. Thank you, Allan, for sharing your wisdom.
I am honored that someone of your stature would take the time to read my article and clarify the importance of the agreements. As for intransition, this word certainly has the connotation of perfectionism, and if we take it that way, we would indeed go crazy.