Know Thy True Essence
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“Know Thy True Essence”
Book Title: The Four Agreements (a Toltec Wisdom Book).
Author: DON MIGUEL RUIZ
Pre-amble: As children, we did not have the opportunity to choose our own beliefs, but we simply agreed with the information that was passed on to us by other humans; parents, teachers, churches society etc. The only way to store information is by agreement. The result is surrender to the beliefs with our agreement. Blackmail, reward and punishment were used in most cases to make us conform. Soon we lost our normal selves and became someone that we are not and become a copy of the beliefs of mummy, daddy, society and religion.
This process is called domestication of humans and our whole belief system is created on it. For example, we learn the concepts of what it is to be a “man”, or a “woman” is and also learn to judge ourselves, other people and our neighbours.
We trust everything that we belief in and this sets us up for suffering. Our whole mind is a fog (called mitote by the toltecs).
Everything we believe about ourselves and the world, all concepts and programming we have in our minds, are all the mitote. You cannot see who we truly are; we cannot see that we are not free. That is why we resist life.
Just being ourselves is the biggest fear of humans. We live our lives according to other people’s demands, their points of view because of fear of not being accepted and not being good enough for someone else. We create an image of what perfection is in order to be accepted by everybody, particularly those we love and unfortunately, we are never going to be perfect from this point of view. NEVER!
Introduction to a new dream: There are Four Agreements that are very powerful in help us break those agreements that come from fear and deplete our energy.
You need to be strong to adopt these Four Agreements and if you succeed, they will create enough personal power for you to change the entire system of your old agreements, and the transformation in your life will be amazing.
- THE FIRST AGREEMENT: BE IMPECCABLE (“IM” without, “pecatus” Sin=Without Sin) WITH YOUR WORD.
It is the hardest to honour. Why the word? Your word is the Power you have to create.
Your intent manifests through your word. The word is a force; it is the power you have to express and communicate, to think and thereby create events in your life. It can create or destroy; one word can change lives or destroy the lives of millions. Therefore, do not gossip, go against yourself by blaming or judging yourself but rather take responsibility of your actions.
Being impeccable with the word ensures that any emotional poison is cleared from our mind and from our communication in our personal relationships and even with our pets.