How do we know the correct interpretation of Ruiz`s reference to John 1:1-5? We could break one of its four agreements and make the assumption of its intent. Or if you`re really interested in the truth, you might ask him. And also, Kathy, I really appreciate the subject of real feedback. I grew up in many ways because of people who were kind enough to tell me how my words and behaviour influenced them. The true believers in the book would say that they helped me to move towards the four chords, but if I had not taken their words personally, they would have had no effect. If we do our best, both in terms of compliance with the four agreements and the actions we are taking in the world, we can be really happy. 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. I interpreted “is” as living in the present and “was” the representation of past behaviors. Tension change probably intentionally. The best way to develop knowledge is to bypass other evaluations and read the material and develop your own knowledge. Because I also look at topics in relation to me My opinion is that we all get something different from any book, based on completely different emotional reactions, based on the observations of a group that reads all four chords at the same time.
There were about 50 of them, and I recommended it to a brother and sister who had a childhood trauma. He read the first chapters in tears, but he understood the healing power in himself. The first one only me off, but I understood that he was drawing why we shouldn`t believe that way. Be immaculate with your word. Don`t take anything personal. Don`t make any assumptions. Always do your best. The light and the truth. Nothing that others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, of their own dream. If you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you will not be the victim of unnecessary suffering. This includes voices in their minds.
Have you ever thought about exchanging bricks and mortar on a barge for life? Designer Peter Kelly did just that and lived from a we seem to be in a kind of right and left serendipity versus freedom of expression. It`s like saying no one can say anything. People are expected to censor themselves at all times, even if they look at their friends among the people in the pub. There is no safe place for language. I first heard the four chords as an audiobook, and then I bought the book of the fifth convention, which is basically the same, precisely that extra part @tine mentioned. You have to reread that, it was really good and beautiful book you can also consider this verse that you will find in this Bible you speak: I appreciated your writing. People are embarrassed when they are often grieving, there is spiritual arrogance when people say things like that loose or get over it. I have the impression that my inner world is judged by someone who does not necessarily have the same direct experience. I appreciate Thich Nhat Hanh`s writings on interbeing. As we water all the seeds of each other. The seeds are in us.