You miss the magic of Don Miguel`s explanation of impeccable meaning: the prefix means “im” without, and “peccable” is made of the Peccatum-derived Latins, which means “sin.” To be impeccable is to be sinless. Then Miguel defines “sin” as “going against himself, or using his word against himself.” This definition is very different from “integrity” or “honesty.” These are notions that come from outside, such as cultural, moral or religious values and rules. Not using your word against yourself is insider work. You are the only ones who know if you have gone with your word against yourself (thoughts, actions, decisions, reactions, convictions, etc.). And sometimes consciousness can come long after your word is spoken or your choice has been made. When someone says, “You are not blameless with your word,” you know that they have read and misunderstood the four chords. You don`t have to tell them… Maybe you`re showing them this article. No one can know about anyone else. The four agreements© were published in 1997 and have sold about 9 million times. He has been on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly a decade. Everything we do is based on agreements we have made – agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, with life.
But the most important agreements are those we make with ourselves. And absolutely read my book The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book, which describes the many tools Toltecs has in ancient and modern devices – tools to heal wounds, erase lies, change your dream and make your life as a toltec artist a beautiful work of art. And to make it all the way, join the Toltec Online Apprentice Community, “TACO,” here at ToltecOnline.com. Enjoy features that are only possible in digital form – start reading immediately, carry your library with you, adapt the font, create shared notes and highlights, and more. Enter your mobile phone number or email address below and we`ll send you a link to download the free Kindle app. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet or computer – no Kindle device is needed. In the first part of this 2-part video, we learn how the “domestication” of men and how all the rules and values of our family and society are imposed on us by a system of punishment and reward. As young children, our true nature is to love and be happy, to explore and enjoy life; We are absolutely authentic. But then we learn to be what others think we should, and because it`s not normal that we are who we are, we start pretending we`re not what we`re not. When we are teenagers, we have learned to judge ourselves, to punish ourselves and to reward ourselves after agreements that we have never chosen. The four agreements help us break self-limitation agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us freedom, happiness and love. The human spirit is fertile ground for the seeds we plant with our word.
Plant the seeds of love, not fear. Judgments, humiliating, shame and especially gossip end the poison in ourselves and others. The most powerful way we use our word against ourselves is to judge ourselves. Stopping self-judgment is the greatest challenge for domesticated people, because we have been judged throughout our lives and we perpetuate tradition in our own minds. Look at the bottom and elsewhere on this page to prove that you are perfect, just as you are, and as you are not. There is nothing you can do or say that deserves to be judged.