Thursday, July 3, 2008

make a difference thursday - the four agreements

One of my favorite books is by Don Miguel Ruiz. If you haven't read The Four Agreements it's worth a look, and if you've read it or have it, pick it up and give it a fresh look.

I love the simple agreements you can make with yourself to make a huge difference in your life and the lives of those around you!

The Four Agreements®

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.

"Be the change you want to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi

1 comment:

kelcan said...

thanks for posting this.
it is a good reminder to be more aware of my actions and to act with integrity.
i need that sometimes!!!