In my last post I mentioned I had begun a journey like no other. A journey to find happiness and align myself with what I am supposed to be doing, when I find that out. I thought I would share my findings for all of my wonderful followers.
First thing, I would like to recommend is for you all to listen to the podcast by Lori Harder Earn Your Happy, this podcast has truly changed my life! It is also the thing that pointed me to the life changing book, The Four agreements, by Don Ruiz. I had in some way come to realize some of all of what is in the book, but I never actually realized the extend of the four agreements until reading it.
What are agreements?
Agreements are things that we have come to believe or have been taught to believe. What religion we are is an agreement. The things we believe in religion is an agreement. The things we consider right and wrong is an agreement. Children are taught to respect their elders, which is an agreement of society of what is respectful and not. What colors go together, what looks good on you, all these and so, so much more are agreements we have in ourselves or in society.
The Collective Dream of the World
From birth, we are taught to dream in the collective dream of the world. Ruiz’s book the Four Agreements , states “The dream of the planet includes all of society’s rules, its beliefs, its law, its religions, its different cultures and ways to be, its government, schools, social events, and holidays” (2). We are taught over and over by the dreamers before us to dream the same way they do. We make every decision and base the way we feel, and make judgments, everything we do is first checked with the agreements we have been taught so that we can join in the dream of society. This isn’t always bad, but what if their dream is wrong? What if the dream of the whole world is wrong?
“It is as if we live in the middle of a fog that doesn’t let us see… The fog is a dream…all the agreements you have made with others, yourself, and even with God” (Ruiz 16). The fog doesn’t let us be free. It doesn’t allow us to see who we really are. Everything in our realities are viewed through this fog. Not all the agreements of the fog are wrong, but the ones that are wrong, are not letting us LIVE life happy, clearly, free, fulfilled, and joyful.
The New Dream
Our agreements govern our life. If we don’t like the life we are living, we need to change the agreements. We each dream differently than anyone else, our realities are totally different than the next person’s. However, we are taught to accept the agreements of others and live in the collective dream of the world, no questions asked. We can live our own dream! We can break through the dream of society and be who we are truly meant to be, and feel how we are truly meant to feel. Humans were not created to feel down and stressed and judged, etc.… We are meant to be happy and joyful!
Galatians 5:22- “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, faith,”
We were meant to rejoice and be glad in everyday that God has made! (Psalm 118:24)
I hope you will Join me in the Journey to make my own dream and break free of the dream of society. Please tune in next week to discuss the first agreement with me. Join me for this four or five part series I will be doing with The Four Agreements by Don Ruiz. And GUYS, you HAVE to read this book! It is so good!
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Until next time,