The Four Agreements – written by Don Miguel Ruiz

  • “Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time.”
  • “Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are…”
  • “Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.”
  • 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 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…”
  • 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…”
  • 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…”

 

The Four Agreements,was written by Don Miguel Ruiz and was published in 1997 and has sold around 5.2 million copies in the U.S.

Ref : Wikipedia.

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