The first chord seems simple. But he understands a few different notions. Literally, it means “sinless.” Don Miguel Ruiz invites us to be in our sinless words, as the first way to replace our old chords with new ones. Both the words we speak to each other and the words we say to others. When we love ourselves, we use friendly words for ourselves, instead of committing the “sin” of acting against yourself. We take responsibility for our actions, but we are not guilty. When we love others, we will not applaud or speak badly of them, but we share our common humanity. “We also judge others on our image of perfection and, of course, they fall short of our expectations. We disgrace ourselves just to please others. We even harm our physical bodies to be accepted by others. […] That`s why we`re living in a dream of hell, and we`re looking for a way to turn this into a dream from heaven.
To escape our dream of hell, we must break old agreements based on fear and regain our freedom and power. The four agreements help us break all our old agreements. The fourth agreement seems very easy to do with ourselves, if we allow ourselves to stop judging and not to speculate on our capabilities. But there is another element of this agreement which, according to Ruiz, greatly increases our chance: all this refers to the four agreements that Ruiz then proposes. Because we create a gap between ourselves and the world, the universe, and because we create the dichotomy of the judge/victim within ourselves, we live in tension, we feel non-etheistic and dishonest. We make toxic agreements with ourselves and our relationships with others. The four agreements help us replace these toxic agreements with newer, happier agreements. “If you live without fear, if you love, there is no room for any of these emotions. If you don`t feel any of these emotions, it makes sense that you feel good. If you`re feeling good, everything`s fine around you. If everything`s great around you, everything makes you happy.
You love everything around you because you love yourself. Because you are the way you are, because you are satisfied with yourself. Because you are happy with your life […] happy with your agreements with life. 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 chords are: The word is not just a written sound or symbol. The word is a strength; it is the power that you must express and communicate, think and create events in your life. (…) The word is the most powerful instrument you have as a man; It is the tool of magic. But like a two-sided sword, your word can create the most beautiful dream, or your word can destroy everything around you. The word as a symbol has the magic and power of creation, because it can reproduce an image, an idea, a feeling or a whole story in your imagination.