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The Four Agreements

I heard about The Four Agreements from Avril (her blog, to be exact). Though I have never heard of this publication before, the ideas presented in the four points are not really new. However, reading through them, I was once again reminded of certain principles that I believe in. I thought I'd share The Four Agreements here, courtesy of Don Miguel Ruiz:

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.

Easy to read and say BUT practicing these things might be a whole different story altogether.


  1. I commented about this on Affie's blog as well. Number 3 I really believe in. The rest...........hard!


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