THE FOUR AGREEMENTS – Day 116 in a year of…

Day 116, November 18, 2016 @1:49 pm

img_4638I come to this space today in better mood and spirits.  It helps that it is early afternoon and the sun lighting up the room.  I’m encouraged that I’m almost a third through my journey.  But then, this journey does not have an ending.  I will still be on the road till I have reached my mortal end.  Till then, I am obliged to struggle on.  I am not daunted by it.  I love journeys more than the destination for when I get there, I find that it’s not there.

On this 116th day, I find so many things have shifted for me since yesterday.  I’m back to being the novice of learning.  I’m listening and observing with an opened heart and mind.  There is much wisdom in Don Miguel Ruiz’s Four Agreements. I need to review them.  They offer the possibility of personal freedom from suffering.

  1. BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD.  Speak 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 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-judgement, self-abuse and regret.