Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Four Agreements

I have found the Four Agreements to be an incredibly easy way to change my life almost instantly.  For example, the second agreement not to take things personally instantly changes your view of the world and the people around you.

It's sometimes difficult to not take things personally.  It takes a lot practice and a constant remembering, but it's worth the effort.  Not taking things personally allows you to see the other person's pain which leads to compassion.  And being compassionate with others eventually leads to self-compassion.

Read the Four Agreements below.

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.

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