The Four Agreements

Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED Talk had been on my mind earlier this week, and The Four Agreements have now taken up residence in its stead.

I’ve been actively working on unblocking by committing to write, so I’ll take these little bells as encouragement to keep going.

Don Miguel Ruiz wrote a short book, based on Toltec Wisdom. In it, he elucidates four agreements, or practices, we can implement daily to enjoy a more fulfilling life.

I’m very consistent on agreements #3 and #4, and I easily redirect myself #2. But I must admit, I abandon the very first one when I’m not careful. That’s the one I’m revisiting  now.

It would be a good exercise to (re)read the book and do some extended writing on each of the four principles. But for now, I’m posting them in their simplest form as a gentle reminder to myself:

  1. Be impeccable with your word
  2. Don’t take anything personally
  3. Don’t make assumptions
  4. Always do your best

 

 

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  1. I’ve just adopted your 4 Agreements…hope you don’t mind sharing. Nowadays, I’m often feeling like you do on your Freewrite Day. (*Sigh*) But I hope not too many of those days between now and April 24th! Enjoyed your blog.

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    1. Hey Rey! Thanks so much for reading and commenting! Is April 24th your filing deadline? We’re planning to donate this weekend!

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