Sunday, January 01, 2012

The Four Agreements

Happy New Year!

 The last day of 2011 gave me a gift which dropped softly and unexpectedly into my lap at the perfect time. 

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 the 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.

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.

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. Simply do your best and you'll never regret it.

~Don Miguel Ruiz
from The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

More than a weekly guidepost. Perhaps a roadmap for the challenges 2012 is bringing my way? Anyway, a good start to this New Year. 

Love, Peace, Blessings, Smiles,
 

2 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! Yes, those are wonderful guidelines. I will have to share them with The Offspring. May the challenges of 2012 reveal wondrous gifts in the process.

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  2. Thank you for leaving me such a nice comment. When all else fails, I can decorate ;) I love your style. I enjoy the warmth and personality of color and fun decorations.

    This post is such a beautiful way to start the year. Excellent thoughts to contemplate!

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