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Four Agreements

4agreementsThe First Agreement

Be impeccable with your word – Always 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.

The Second Agreement

Don’t take anything personally – Other’s actions are completely independant of your influence. No one says or does a thing because of your actions. 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.

The Third Agreement

Don’t make assumptions – Find the courage to ask questions, express your Truth and ask for what you need. Communicate with others as clearly and cleanly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

The Fourth Agreement

Always do your best – Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different in different physical circumstances, when healthy or ill, when threatened emotionally or stable and happy. Under any circumstance, just do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

Toltec author don Miguel Ruiz, who elegantly brought these simple rules of living together in his book The Four Agreements

 

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