Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Four Agreements
A practical guide to personal freedom.
A Toltec wisdom book.
A book that can open yourself up to who you really are.
1-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.
2-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.
3-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.
4-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-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
Why agreements? Why not things you should do? I believe you need to make an agreement with yourself before you make any changes that will stick. The agreement that has stuck with me the most is ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST. But my favorite part of that is that your best changes. Constantly. If you are feeling sick or in the hole of depression your best may just be getting out of bed that day. On the other hand when you are on top of your game your best is significantly better. But either way it is always your best. Each of these agreements if implemented into your life will make you a more complete person. For yourself and others around you.
Take the time for yourself to read and use this book to your benefit. You will not be disappointed. Only enriched and better for it.
Author: Don Miguel Ruiz
Genre: Spiritual, Self-Improvement