Today we want to talk about a great book that my mom read a long time ago: a book of Toltec wisdom.
Thousands of years ago, the Toltecs were known throughout southern Mexico as "women and men of knowledge." Anthropologists have defined the Toltecs as a nation or a race, but in fact they were scientists and artists who formed a society to study and conserve the spiritual knowledge and practices of their ancestors. They formed a community of teachers (naguales) and students in Teotihuacán, the city of the pyramids outside Mexico City, known as the place where "man becomes God".
Throughout the millennia the naguales were forced to hide their ancestral wisdom and to keep their existence in secret. The European conquest together with an aggressive misuse of personal power by some apprentices made it necessary to protect the knowledge of those who were not prepared to use it with good judgment or could have misused it intentionally to obtain a personal benefit.
Fortunately, the Toltec esoteric knowledge was preserved and transmitted from one generation to the next by different nagual lineages. Although it remained hidden in the secret for hundreds of years, the old prophecies predicted that the time would come in which it would be necessary to return the wisdom to the people. Now, Dr. Miguel Ruiz, has been guided to spread the powerful teachings of the Toltecs.
Toltec knowledge arises from the same essential unity of truth from which all the sacred esoteric traditions of the world depart. Although it is not a religion, it respects all the spiritual masters who have taught on earth, and in the same way that it embraces the spirit, it is more accurate to describe it as a way of life distinguished by its easy access to happiness and love.
"It is easy to live with closed eyes, misinterpreting everything you see..."
These Are The Four Agreements
1. Don't make assumptions
If in doubt, clarify it.
If you suspect, ask.
Suppose makes you invent incredible stories that only poison your soul and have no foundation.
2. Honor your words
What comes out of your mouth is what you are.
If you don't honor your words, you are not honoring yourself; if you don't honor yourself, you don't love yourself.
Honoring your words is to honor yourself, it's to be coherent with what you think and what you do.
You are authentic and makes you respectable to others and to yourself.
3. Always do your best
If you always do the best you can, you will never be able to blame yourself for anything or regret anything.
4. Don't take anything personally
Not the worst offense.
Not the worst snub.
Not even the most serious wound.
To the extent that someone wants to hurt you, to that extent, that someone would hurt himself.
But that's his problem and not yours.
It is definitely not easy, but it's about being willing to put them all into practice! We think everyone should read this book so we would recommend you to write it down on a to-do list! ;)
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