Don Miguel Ruiz
What are these four agreements you may ask?
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.
Imagine how your life and your interactions with others would shift and change if you were to adopt even one of these agreements? Instead of just talking about it today, I invite you to pick just one agreement that you can thoughtfully practice throughout your day.
Maybe you decide that being impeccable with your word allows you to feel more centered in love when you speak to yourself or to another. Maybe you realize that by not taking anything personally you step out of the role of the victim. Why are you needlessly suffering because of another's projected reality? How would your day change if you didn't make any assumptions? Ask for what you need and express yourself in a clear and easy fashion. The stories we tell ourselves are often steeped in unfounded and convoluted imaginings. What if doing your best today helped you to rid your thoughts of self-judgement? Take a breath and offer yourself a smile. It takes courage to show up and do our best.
It's my hope, that these Agreements remain with you throughout this beautiful month. Notice how your deliberate mindfulness creates a more meaningful season.
May You Sweetly Seek:)