Friday, August 17, 2012

The Four Agreements

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 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-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with the four agreements, and have used them as my own spiritual mantra. Although, I do find fault with a few things within the Toltec tradition. I have found that quite often you will hear teachers and authors say that "this is difficult or that's difficult", I don't agree. I believe that anything is possible and quite easy once you have decided and stated out loud that you want change; the seeker will find that applying new ways of thinking can be very easy. I have told my students in the past that it is like "putting on a new pair of shoes", there is an adjustment period but with all things in time it as if you have always lived and thought that way.