The Four Agreements

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The below is an excerpt from Don Miguel Ruiz’s book “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Good, good stuff.

  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 health as opposed to sick.
    • Under any circumstance, simply do your best and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.