The Four Agreements

Although I did not write these agreements, I wanted to share them with you.

The Four Toltec 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.

2.       DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY:  Nothing others do is because of you.   What others say and do is a projections 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.

4.       ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST:  Your ‘best’ is going to change from moment to moment.  Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, guilt and shame.

Don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements

Although these seem easy, they are a way of life that we master with constant repetition.


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