Everyone wants to express their point of view by telling stories about their global experiences. But how do you know which of these stories is true? By committing to the fifth agreement to be skeptical. As we grow up, we will reach agreements between ourselves and ourselves. An agreement is to share certain symbols on which we can communicate, such as language, as we learned in the last summary of the book. You can only understand what you are reading or hearing now because you agree with the writer on the meaning of words. So if the majority of what you perceive about yourself is a relative truth created by symbolism, how do you know who you really are? Following the five chords. Why is it called agreement, not law or practice? Sometimes it`s too painful because we`ve gained the grief we`ve gained along the way. Yet we can`t run away from agreements. The first three chords will cause positive changes in your life, but it won`t be possible to master them if you don`t practice them as best you can. You`ve learned three chords: be flawless with words, don`t take anything personally and don`t make assumptions.
But how can you integrate them into your life? By dedicating yourself to the fourth convention: always do your best. The Fifth Accord begins where the last book left us behind and leads us to a deeper awareness of the power and authenticity that we are. After Miguel Ruiz`s break on how we can break self-limiting agreements that are contrary to ourselves in the Four Accords, Miguel Ruiz proposes a new agreement to transform our life into our own paradise. Imagine all the skills you`ve learned in your life. No matter if you talk, read or ride a bike, you would be unaware of these things if you hadn`t done them frequently. Therefore, repeated practice is essential if you want to integrate all three chords into your life. In this summary of the fifth convention of Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz, you will also learn, the fourth chord comes naturally – aspire to perfection by placing yourself in your best. Each artist distorts the truth, but there is no need to judge what someone is saying or to call that person a liar.