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. By pacting with these four most important chords, an individual is able to dramatically influence the amount of happiness he feels in his life, regardless of external circumstances.  This time it is four agreements, four powerful decisions that, in the life of every human being, can be much more free and autonomous. Of these four inner chords of the Mexican Tolteke Don Miguel Ruiz in his libretto “The Four Accords”. It`s about how we strive to have unfavorable belief structures and self-promises. Ruiz presents a method that allows us to evolve towards integrity, self-love and self-realization.
In the worldview of the Toltecs, there is the idea of a collective dream that our people have already dreamed of and in which we are born. Our parents and later teachers, friends, etc. try to get us to stay in this dream – Ruiz calls the domestication of man. But we must not remain in this dream of morality and beliefs that we do not consciously choose, but we can embark on a path to transcend that dream.