Living the Four Agreements: A life changing Journey
In the best
selling book The Four Agreements don Miguel Ruiz gives four principles
to practice in order to create love and happiness in your life. Adopting
and committing to these agreements is simple. Actually living and
keeping these Four Agreements can be one of the hardest things you
will ever do. It can also be one of the most life changing things you
will ever do.
As you practice living these four practices your life will
dramatically change. In the beginning these new habits will be
challenging and you will lapse countless times. With practice these
agreements become integrated into your being and every area of your life
and become easy habits to keep.
The Four Agreements are:
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
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.