Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The Four Agreements

I consider myself so very blessed, fortunate, lucky {insert your choice of words} to have a tribe of women whom prefer to discuss ideas, do soul work, share their stories and build one another up instead of competing with one another, gossiping and staying hidden behind the mask of perfection. 

Tonight we started another book for discussion. 

Tonight we continue our journey of transformation. 

It is one of my all time favorite books.  It changed my perspective, my habits, my core being in the early 2000s when I read it the first time. 

I gave everyone around me a copy of the book, or at the very least a recommendation to read the book.  I couldn't keep it "in stock" on my personal bookshelf. 

Some said I was drinking the Kool-Aid.  Some immediately got it.  Some didn't and to this day, won't "get" it.  All good by me as each time I read through it, I glean additional insights. 
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 opinion 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-judgment, self-abuse, and regret. 

I am excited to see what this time around, in a group setting, brings to light for me. 

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