Here are some examples of situations and assumptions I have made: making assumptions is simply an invitation to problems, especially in our own relationships. How many conflicts have erupted in families between children and parents, between men and women on the basis of assumptions? Our control heads want to know the answers all the time, so if you don`t have the facts at your fingertips, we let the chimpanzee out to fill the void. One hypothesis leads to another hypothesis; we jump to conclusions, and we take our story very personally. Then we blame other people, and we usually start clapping to try to justify our assumptions. Of course, applause distorts a distorted message. If we let go of our hypotheses, by courageously questioning ourselves and expressing what we really want, our reality begins to change, just as Don Miguel Ruiz teaches. I read the four chords and became rather skeptical. Some things weren`t matching, that is, were not as consistent (in my opinion). If I read the last two contributions to the third convention (do not make assumptions) and the second (take nothing personally), I also became scpetical.
I know it is difficult, but encourage you knowing that you can apply this third agreement to your life with practice. Our subconscious is a library full of information. We use this information that guides our dark assumptions, which often draw on stereotypes and the negativity of the flow of information that runs through our lives. Remember, you are your own librarian, be aware of what you let into the shelves of your subconscious, because this material is called to make the choices you take, the opinions you give and the actions you perform. These shelves of our unconscious library are filled every day with the information we consume, the papers we read, the programs we see, the news we want to hear, the people we talk to. Fill your library with high-quality information. The book is based on a series of spiritual beliefs, held by Toltec`s seniors, to help readers transform their lives into a new experience of freedom, happiness and love.  According to the author, everything a man does is based on agreements he has made with himself, with others, with God and with life itself.  In these agreements, we can tell ourselves who they are, how to behave, what is possible and what is impossible.  Some agreements that create individuals may not cause problems, but there are certain arrangements that come from a place of fear and have the power to deplete emotional energy and reduce a person`s self-esteem.  The book states that these self-limiting agreements cause unnecessary suffering.  Ruiz also believes that to find personal joy, one must get rid of socially imposed and fear-based agreements that can unconsciously influence the individual`s behaviour and thinking. Another fundamental premise of the book suggests that much of the suffering is created and that most people have the ability to transform themselves and the negative thoughts they have about the situations in their lives.  The author identifies the sources of unhappiness in life and proposes four beneficial agreements that can be concluded with oneself to improve their general state of well-being.