Based on Toltec wisdom and traditions that began back in 900AD, Don Miguel Ruiz depicts four of the most simple, yet most powerful principles.
When we are out of phase with these ideas, they are the source of our self-limiting beliefs and they rob us of joy and create needless suffering. But by honoring these basic agreements, we can gain access to transforming our lives and experience a new sense of freedom, happiness, and love.
Keep in mind, while simple to understand, they aren’t necessarily easy to implement and maintain. However, with some awareness and some practice, benefits can be experienced rather quickly.
The first agreement is: Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Avoid speaking negatively about yourself, and also gossiping about others. Use your words to support truth and love.
The second agreement is: Don’t Take Anything Personally. What others say and do rarely has anything to do with you. It’s a projection of their own reality. When we become immune to the opinions and actions of others, we avoid being in the role of victim, and the needless suffering that goes along with it.
The third agreement is: Don’t Make Assumptions. Try to find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. By communicating clearly with others, we can avoid misunderstandings and the sadness and drama which follow.
The fourth agreement is: Always Do Your Best. Our best will change from moment to moment and day to day. But if we always do our best, we can avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
The entire book is only a little over 100 pages – it can be read in a single sitting. And it can provide access to plugging some of the most common power leaks in the human dynamic.
My gift today is that this book now belongs to our Chapter.
Sign it out, read it, and then bring it back and pass it on. And please feel free to share what you get out of its reading and practice.
Here’s to a powerful day!