the four agreements...



i was given this book to read and its simple vision made sense to me...

maybe you've read it too?

and maybe it changed your life as i hope it will change mine...

if not these are the four simple agreements one must make with themselves to create a world of inner peace and exterior happiness. they are being placed here so i can return to them when i need to.  please feel free to do the same.


Be Impeccable With Your Word
Speak with integrity. 
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using words to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love

Don't Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you.
What others say and do is projection of their own reality and their own dream.
When you are immune to the options and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering

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.

Always Do Your Best
Under any circumstance, simply do your best and you will avoid self judgment, self abuse and regret.

5 comments:

  1. Hey Eolist. This sounds like Wisdom to me. Number 2 is easier said than done, mind, especially when you're a paranoid hose-beast like me. But I like it, nonetheless. Thank you. Roth x

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  2. "Don't take anything personally." Yeah...right.

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  3. Seems like common sense to live by, so how come I can't seem to follow it most days? Well, at least I can try, right? I find number 2 the most trying.
    Best of luck for your quest to inner peace...the Holy Grail it seems, eh?

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  4. it's something to strive for... as is "Love one another" - which is all we really have to do to end all of the ills in this world is it not?

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  5. Wonderful advice. I need to implement all four of these things in one way or another...maybe I need to pick this book up!

    Have you read The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield? I think you would really like it.

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