The teachings of Don Miguel Ruiz. In order to practice THE FOUR AGREEMENTS, before we can achieve THE MASTERY OF LOVE, we must move BEYOND FEAR. Fear is the source of all the negative agreements we’ve made with life. It can alienate us from the joy that is our birthright. When we are able to look at our lives and our worlds without fear or judgement, we realize that this dream we are dreaming – reality- can be whatever we want it to be.