I simply suggest that they consider reading the four chords if you want to have a clearer picture of Miguel Ruiz`s perspective. Judging what Ruiz says about incomprehability on the basis of his reference to John 1 (or what we commentators say about it) might be a bit hasty. I think my vision of the Bible would be quite attenuated if I read only some of the laws in Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy, or if I only read Thomas Jefferson`s opinion of the Bible. Of course, you could feel in your heart that Ruiz is not blameless with his word when he writes about John 1. We all have our own views on these issues. In the first part of this 2-part video, we learn how the « domestication » of men and how all the rules and values of our family and society are imposed on us by a system of punishment and reward. As young children, our true nature is to love and be happy, to explore and enjoy life; We are absolutely authentic. But then we learn to be what others think we should, and because it`s not normal that we are who we are, we start pretending we`re not what we`re not. When we are teenagers, we have learned to judge ourselves, to punish ourselves and to reward ourselves after agreements that we have never chosen. The four agreements help us break self-limitation agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us freedom, happiness and love. Nevertheless, the nature of truth and the reconciliation of truth and self-esteem are not simple things. As artists, we use our knowledge to build stories about ourselves that are not literally true.
But if the story is beautiful, it doesn`t hurt anyone or it`s not anyone. And there are many ways to tell the truth, some hurtful and some not. I think it is better to always tell the truth in a way that does not go against oneself or against others. Your ideas are great: « … Truly loving us for and with all our human weaknesses is the key to the non-judgment of ourselves and others… Excellent. At the end of the day, I think it is important that his agreements have the consequences you want. Don Miguel Ruiz`s The Four Agreements was published in 1997 and applies the ancient toltec wisdom of Mexico to our current life. Here too, I am honored that an apprentice of Don Miguel Ruiz took the time to share here some wisdom. 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. I think I`ll have it now.
Miguel writes about right and wrong, truth and lies – but it is only his opinions – that should not be taken literally because my feelings tell me otherwise. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.