With this season of turning inward, I have found myself needing to redirect myself to embrace living with intention and ground in a solid framework once more exactly how and who I want to be in this world. I am returning to this amazingly illuminating book by Don Miguel Ruiz, “The Four Agreements”, hoping to gain a deeper understanding this time around, of my own intentions and path. Even just a simple reading of the basic tenets will give most kindle for the spirit.
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.
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.
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.
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.