How do we know the correct interpretation of Ruiz`s reference to John 1:1-5? We could break one of its four agreements and make the assumption of its intent. Or if you`re really interested in the truth, you might ask him. The book was originally published in 1997 by Amber-Allen in California. The book has been translated into 46 languages, including Arabic, Chinese and Spanish.  An illustrated edition was then published by the same company in 2010 to celebrate the book`s 15th anniversary.  Since I wrote this article in 2010, I have read all of Miguel`s books, all his sons` books and some of the books written by his apprentices, including the excellent Wisdom Book Everything Toltec. I had the pleasure of participating in a workshop led by Miguel and Jose. I continue to support the Toltec Road as a great way to live. Good point, Brian. The word “selfish” has a negative connotation in our society, because for most people, that word means trying to get what you want at the expense of others. Unfortunately, too many people think we have two ways: either to be such a selfish person or to be a friendly and generous martyr who makes this kind of selfish person pass on to you. I think if you read “The Four Accords” and other books by Don Miguel Ruiz (or mine!), you would find a lot of the same philosophy in the modern version of the Toltec tradition. Agreements help to recognize where we hold these self-judgments and fears, and tradition provides tools to “become artists of our lives and make our lives a masterpiece of art.” The work is deep and painstaking.
And that`s exactly what happened. I hope that this structure pushes you to take up this book, to learn one or two new things and to broaden your perspective. What this means is that this agreement is intended to avoid gossip, lies, empty promises and other ways to create problems with our words. Just say what you mean, and realize that you can cause damage if you are not careful with what you say. Feeling is also what we do with intuition. Intuitive reasoning is improved by suppressing acquired beliefs. You can feel what would make you happy. Look at the muscle tests. Just like an example.
I grew up In a Christian way and decided to understand what I read and interpreted, and I found The Voice of Knowledge profound because it allowed me to understand convictions against truth in the light of what I learned from reading the Bible. I had a picture of my own after reading what Don suggested on genesis. I was attracted to the following. God is love. I am the way truth and light. In addition to the image of a King James Bible that I once owned, which had all the doctrines of Jesus in a red writing. These things have suggested to me that healing beliefs are also supported in a book more than 3000 years old and that these lessons of forgiveness are also supported by Toltec`s writings. I choose not to attack right-law arguments about what I believe, because it is a scholarly belief that I have clarified. I didn`t learn it from God, I learned it from my parents and educators.
Use “feel.” When he presses a button, ask yourself why and remove the emotional reaction you feel about the difference. Replace it with truth and light and know that it is normal to have an opinion and that our opinions have different perspectives. That`s the deal. With regard to your question about the indistinguishable in your answer, I refer you to “The Four Agreements” in order to understand what miguel Ruiz means when he uses that term. Most people lack his explanation because they read “irreprosibly” and distort them in other concepts that are already stored in their minds.