This is how all this refers to the four agreements that Ruiz proposes in hindsight. Because we create a gap between ourselves and the world, the universe, and because we create the dichotomy of the judge/victim within ourselves, we live in tension, we feel non-etheistic and dishonest. We make toxic agreements with ourselves and our relationships with others. The four agreements help us replace these toxic agreements with newer, happier agreements. When they take things personally, then you feel offended, and your reaction is to defend your beliefs and create conflicts. We`re doing something as small as that. Because you feel the need to be right and to make everyone wrong. You also try hard by giving them your own opinion. Whatever you feel and do, it`s just a projection of your own dreams and chords. What you say, what you do, and the opinions you have correspond to the agreements you have made with yourself. “The next three agreements really came from the first agreement.
The second agreement is nothing to take personally. “If you live without fear, if you love, there is no room for any of these emotions. If you don`t feel any of these emotions, it makes sense that you feel good. If you`re feeling good, everything`s fine around you. If everything`s great around you, everything makes you happy. You love everything around you because you love yourself. Because you are the way you are, because you are satisfied with yourself. Because you are happy with your life […] happy with your agreements with life. We accept all these ideas because we make agreements with ourselves and with the world. We create an inner judge, and that judge judges and punishes us constantly if we do not live up to our agreements. In this trial, we create the guilty victim and we are always punished.
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 most intelligent people with this word. He led them into a world war with the force of his word. He convinced others to commit the most cruel acts.