The Four Agreements Martin Roth Letra
Dreaming is the main function of the mind, and the mind dreams twenty-four hours a day. He dreams when the brain is awake, and he also dreams when the brain sleeps. The difference is that when the brain is awake, there is a material framework that leads us to perceive things in a linear way. When we go to bed, we don`t have the frame, and the dream tends to change constantly. People dream all the time. Before being born, people before us created a great external dream that we will call the dream of society or the dream of the planet. The dream of the planet is the collective dream of billions of smaller, personal dreams that together create a family dream, a community dream, a city dream, a land dream and ultimately a dream of all humanity. The dream of the planet encompasses all the rules of society, its beliefs, laws, religions, different cultures and ways of life, governments, schools, social events and festivals. We are born with the ability to learn to dream, and the people who live in front of us teach us how to dream, how society dreams. The outer dream has so many rules that when a new person is born, we attach the child`s attention and introduce these rules into his mind. The outer dream uses mom and dad, schools and religion to teach us to dream.
Attention is the ability we have to distinguish and focus only on what we want to perceive. We can perceive millions of things at the same time, but with our attention we can keep everything we want to perceive at the forefront of our mind. The adults around us captivated our attention and brought information into our minds through repetition. That`s how we learned everything we know. Using our attention, we learned a whole reality, a whole dream. We have learned how to behave in society: what to believe and what he does not believe; What is acceptable and what is not; What is good and what is bad; What is beautiful and what is ugly; what is right and what is not. It was all there already – all that knowledge, all that rules and concepts about how to behave in the world. When you were at school, you sat on a small chair and focused your attention on what the teacher taught you. When you went to church, you focused your attention on what the priest or preacher told you. It`s the same dynamic with mom and dad, siblings: you`ve all tried to captivate your attention.