I follow a lot of people on different social websites. One of most popular for me is YouTube. You tube has a group of video bloggers (aka vlogs) and this community is small. It is amazing to me that these people have touched so many people around the world. Amazing, mostly, because just ten years ago, this was impossible unless you were a part of world politics, crime, Hollywood or Bollywood.
I just watched Lisa talk about the response she received from her previous day’s video posting. People asked her to explain what spiritual guidance she is currently using to figure herself out. She mentioned Don Miguel Ruiz’s book The Four Agreements. This book’s content speaks to me as well, so I picked up a copy, and I wanted to share the core principles with anyone who stumbled upon my blog…
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 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 circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
(I place the bold italics at the bottom for emphasis).