Personal and professional growth always begins with consciousness. Be aware of your beliefs and agreements, and then decide if you want to make changes. Fascinated by the four chords, I went to the following book entitled The Fifth Accord, which was well titled, another agreement that may point the way to a higher state of being. The book is easy to read, and the chords or rules are sincerely applicable and effective. If practiced, chords can profoundly change your perspective and your life. The four chords have been printed and pinned to my fridge for years. Words are relevant and wise and help me live with less stress and grief. It delves deeply into the difficulties that many of us experience in our daily lives. This is one of those “need to read”! I love the way small businesses lead you to something you might need. I hope you enjoy my summary of the agreements. You may be buying it on your next trip to bookstores. For those who have it, it may be a little help to reopen it.
For many years, I have been trying to live from the “Five Accords” that I have taken from these two remarkable and highly recommendable books: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. I found that once I integrated and understood these chords, my emotional, spiritual and physical well-being progressed. I define agreements for that purpose as “contracts you have with you.” Think about these personal agreements such as affirmations – powerful statements that you can make, afford and lead you to your goals. If your personal conversation and thoughts are negative, then the agreements you have with yourself can take you down and anchor you in your past. These chords slowly help you reconnect with your authentic and awake self. With the fifth agreement, Ruiz leads us to accept ourselves as we are. In addition, it teaches us that we accept everyone as they are in our lives. He proposes that the salary of living with these agreements be eternal happiness. Maybe try them and see what happens! His best-known book, The Four Agreements, was published in 1997 and has sold about 10 million times in the United States and has been translated into 46 languages. The book advocates the personal freedom of convictions and agreements we have made with ourselves and with others, which create use and unhappiness in our lives.
 It was broadcast on the television show Oprah.  The four agreements are: According to Don Miguel Ruiz, everything we do is based on agreements we have made – agreements with the Divine, with the people with whom we interact, agreements with our lives.