One of the most important wisdom teachings of the Toltec tradition is that we are all dreaming-- dreaming a unique vision and experience of the universe. It is at the beginning of "The Four Agreements" and my experience is that many people slide through that part and go to the agreements.
As to whether impeccability with our word has "anything to do with being truthful or lying," I noticed the following passages in The Four Agreements. "Being impeccable with your word is the correct use of your energy; it means to use your energy in the direction of truth and love for yourself" (p. 32). And, "The truth is the most important part of being impeccable with your word. On one side of the sword are the lies which create black magic, and on the other side of the sword is the truth which has the power to break the spell of black magic. Only the truth will set us free" (p. 37).
I think if you were to read "The Four Agreements" and other books by don Miguel Ruiz (or mine!), you would find much of the same philosophy in the modern version of the Toltec tradition. The Agreements help to identify where we are holding those self-judgments and fears, and the tradition offers tools to "become artists of our lives and make our lives a masterpiece of art." The work is deep and thorough.
Please all, read this book deeply. The wisdom is powerful if you can hear it. I am writing this as a ten-year apprentice of Miguel Ruiz, beginning before "The Four Agreements" was published, an Elder in his lineage, a sharer of this wisdom…and the author of "The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book."
|Don Miguel Ruiz - The Four Agreements|
|18 March 2013|