A friend reminded me of Don Miguel Ruiz' book The Four Agreements a couple of months ago. I took it from my bookshelf and was surprised to see I had purchased it in 2002 ( I write the year I read each book inside the front cover). I was also surprised to see it was first published in 1997.
|The copy I have|
|Gave this one to daughter|
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
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 dream. 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 the 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 sick. Under any circumstances simply do your best and you will avoid self judgment; self abuse; and regret.