I have just read a book by Don Miguel Ruiz called “The Four Agreements”.
It is 140 pages long and costs about a tenner. It is one of those “Improve your Life books” – Most of which get bought but never read.
Well, here you go……. You do not have to buy this one or even read it because these are the four agreements (167 words, by the way) that he manages to spread over 140 pages.
So, read them, use them and you will become a better person.
It is the Law.
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.
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 dreams. When you are immune to the opinions 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
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to being sick. Under any circumstances, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.