The 4 Agreements

January 26th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized

As I said earlier I am not real big on New Year’s Resolutions.

I find more inspiration in Constant and Never Ending Improvement.

However every once in a while you come across something spectacular in it’s clarity and wisdom.

This year I intend to to do something my friend John has been instilling in me.

What I say I am going to do.

When I say I am going to do it.

How I say I am going to do it.

I had been thinking on these things and it is “wyrrd” My friend hands me this book to read on the plane. On the plane to Germany I read them. They are called “The 4 Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. Here they are and they are good, very good.

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.

Much Much Much Love,

Eric

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