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? 1. In the four agreements, Mr Miguel Ruiz introduces the concept of «domestication». What are some examples of how you were domesticated as a child? If you are a parent, are you aware of how you domesticate your children? 4. The first agreement is: «Be blameless 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 you have experienced the power of speech in your life? If you would like to download these questions for personal use, please use the download button above. The document is opened as an Adobe .pdf file. In the upper-left corner, click Save and select the location on your computer where you want to save the file. Published with permission from Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc. 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 or not? 7. The fourth chord is, «Always do your best.» What are some examples of how the practice of this agreement would change your life? Do you have too much tendency to push yourself? Do you know when you did your best? 5. The second agreement is: «Don`t take anything personally.» What are some of the ways you`ve taken things personally? Do you believe that the opinions of others are more important than your own? Do you take it personally if someone disagrees with you? 3. Describe what Don Miguel means by «image of perfection.» Why does it cause so much suffering? What is your image of perfection? How does this image affect your happiness? 6. The third agreement is: «Don`t make assumptions.» Give some examples of why assumptions can cause so much suffering. Start from the most pessimistic scenario?. .