On Monday, I used a quote by Don Miguel Ruiz. It was impressive, and many of you liked the quote, and Kathy Streib mentioned, she wanted to hear more about this author. This one is for you Kathy and everyone else who enjoyed the quote.
Here is an excerpt of his first book called, The Four Agreements.
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.
In 2010, he published with his son, The Fifth Agreement.
Be skeptical, but learn to listen.
You can read more about this extraordinary wise man on Wiki.
Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday!