The Four Agreements by: Don Miguel Ruiz
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Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, Don Miguel Ruiz presents the readers with a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform lives for the better through simples agreements.
The Four Agreements - Some Thoughts
With all of the constant exposure to media influences, peer pressures, and societal pressures to conform to a specific ideal of life, it has become so easy for each of us to forget who we are. It has become so simple to lose touch with your inner self and your roots. Thus, causing so many of us to become a product of the toxic environment from which many of us live. Yet, it is important that we not allow the trauma we face and endure to dictate who we are.
One of my favorite books is: The Four Agreements by: Don Miguel Ruiz. His simple, but power approach to life shows us how to take our life back. I'd like to share his wisdom with you in today's post. Don't dwell on them to much, take them in, take some time with them and in posts to come, I will be sharing resources to help you incorporate them into your everyday.
The Four Agreements Summary
Be Impeccable With Your Word – Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
Don’t Take Anything Personally – Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
Don’t Make Assumptions – Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
Always Do Your Best – Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse, and regret.