His son, Don Jose Ruiz, then published a sequel with his father, entitled The Fifth Agreement, adding another chord: All artists live in their own dream, in their own world. In this world, everything they perceive is the truth to them, and it might be absolutely true for artists who express their history, but that is not the truth for you. The only truth for you is what you perceive in your world. With this consciousness, there is nothing to prove to anyone. It`s not about being right or wrong. They respect what someone says because respect is so important. When you hear, you respect other artists, you respect their art, their creation. People always try to crochet your attention, because through attention, they can download all the information. Often you don`t want this information. You`re listening; You don`t want it, you ignore it and change direction. But if this information closes your attention, you really want to listen to find out if what someone is saying is important to you. Then you can share your point of view if you wish, knowing that this is only a point of view.
But the key is to listen. If you can understand other people`s stories, and they include your own, you can create together the most beautiful of dreams. Speak with integrity and say what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to scold others. Use the power of your word towards truth and love. The four chords have been printed and pinned to my fridge for years. Words are relevant and wise and help me live with less stress and grief. It delves deeply into the difficulties that many of us experience in our daily lives. This is one of those «need to read»! I love the way small businesses lead you to something you might need. I hope you enjoy my summary of the agreements. You may be buying it on your next trip to bookstores.
For those who have it, it may be a little help to reopen it. All artists have the right to shape their art as they wish. They have the right to believe what they want to believe; They have the right to say what they have to say, but if you don`t learn to listen, you`ll never understand what they`re saying. When you hear, you know exactly what other people want. Once you know what they want, what you do with this information is up to you. «If you practice all five chords, you really respect everything in creation. You respect your dream; They respect everyone else`s dream. If you use these tools, your effort is really for everyone, because your joy, your happiness, your peace and your sky are contagious. If you are happy, the people around you are happy too, and this inspires them to change their own world. The people of Don Miguel Ruiz will come to them and tell you their personal story, their point of view, what they think is the truth.
But you won`t judge whether it`s the truth or if it`s not the truth. You have no judgment, but you have respect. We hear the way other people express themselves, knowing that everything they say is nothing but a story distorted by their faith. You know it because you feel it. You know that, that`s all. But you also know when their words come from the truth, and you know it without words, and that is the main point. Most of us have heard of the four Don Miguel Ruiz agreements, but there is now a fifth agreement. As I was leaving, I ventured for a business trip to a cool little store and saw the new book. It didn`t take me long to realize that I had to buy it and reread it.
I`ve given over a dozen of these books – this is one of those books they want to share with others. 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.