8. The four agreements seem to be common sense. Do you think it is easy or difficult to practice these agreements? Has the practice of one or more of the four agreements changed your life? 4. The first agreement is: “Be irrepromible with your word.” Can you explain why this agreement is so powerful? Are you aware of the power of your word? What are some of the ways in which they have experienced the strength of the word in your life? 7. The fourth chord is “Always Do Your Best.” What are the examples of how the exercise of this agreement would change your life? Do you tend to push yourself too hard? Do you know when you did your best? 1. In the four agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz introduces the concept of “domestication.” What are the examples of how you were domesticated as a child? If you are a parent, are you aware of how you domesticate your children? 5. The second agreement is: “Don`t take anything in person.” How did you take things personally? Do you think other people`s opinions are more important than yours? Do you take it personally if someone disagrees with you? 6. The third agreement is: “Don`t make assumptions.” Give some examples of why assumptions can cause so much suffering. Do you think of the most pessimistic scenarios? 3. Describe what Don Miguel means by “image of perfection.” Why is this causing so much suffering? What is your image of perfection? What is the impact of this image on your happiness? Published with permission from Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc.
If you would like to download these questions for your personal use, please use the download button above. The document is open as an Adobe .pdf file. Click Save in the top left corner and select the location of your computer where you want to save the file. 2. Don Miguel says that the human spirit dreams all the time. He dreams when the brain sleeps, and he also dreams when the brain is awake. Do you agree with his statement? Why not?