The Four Agreements Peter Coyote
The word is so powerful that a word can change a life or destroy the lives of millions of people. A few years ago, a man in Germany manipulated an entire country of the smartest people using this word. He led them into a world war with the force of his word. He convinced others to commit the most cruel acts of violence. It activated people`s fear with the word, and like a big explosion, there were killings and war all over the world. All over the world, people were destroying others because they were afraid of everyone. Hitler`s word, based on terrified beliefs and agreements, will be remembered for centuries. the concept is simple, the four agreements are understandable, the results are undeniable. However, the disciplined practice of consciousness and action is a monumental challenge. Unfortunately, we give up all our personal power first to establish all these agreements and then respect these agreements.
Our personal strength is dispersed by all the agreements we have put in place, and the result is that we feel powerless. We have just enough power to survive every day, because most of them are used to abide by the agreements that keep us prisoners of the planet`s dream. How can we change the whole dream of our lives if we don`t have the power to change any agreement? Our personal power is based on the agreements we make and we often make those deals to please others instead of being true to ourselves.