Friday, March 26

The Four Agreements

Hello my friends,
I apologize for no Food (for Thought) post this Friday. My health issues have set me back a bit and I have work that needs to get off the bench by month's end. So, instead, I'm sharing the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz that I keep on the wall in my studio.
agreement 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. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

agreement 2

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.

agreement 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. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

agreement 4

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.
Ah, words to live by.
Enjoy the weekend,


T.Allen-Mercado said...

Thanks for reminding me of what is important. Have a great weekend, sending speedy recovery thoughts your way.

Beadin By The Sea said...

Looks like you still managed to give us some "food for thought"!

Number 2 is interesting and something that is hard to do; trying not to take things personally. I will have to remember this next time!

Have a good weekend Sherry!

BlackStar said...

All wonderful points! Thanks for posting them. Have a great weekend~

connie said...

Thank you for the lovely post. I am going to post this in my studio also. Great words to live by...

Take Care and I hope you are feeling 100% soon!

UnaOdd -Lynn said...

I hope you are feeling much better soon. (((Sherry)))

I really needed this list. Thank you for posting it. It will help me with some things I'm working through right now.

Kathy said...

Those are wonderful Sherry! I have to print and post those. Great reminders for everyone. Feel better!

Catherine Ivins said...

Hi Sherry- I read this book so long ago- thank you for the reminder- I need to have agreement #2 tattooed into my brain!!

xo- Cat :)
Have an amazing weekend!

msbelle said...

I need to live by them moreso than I do. Thanks for sharing that.

Hope you feel better soon!

Kate said...

Sherry, I hope you had a good weekend and are feeling better.
I needed to read those agreements, they have come at a perfect time for me. Thankyou. x

woolies said...

Excellent agreements.

And I do hope you are feeling better. I'd rather have major surgery than deal with teeth pain.

Anonymous said...

beautiful! thank you for sharing!

Original Hardware Jewelry said...

Strange; I have the same exact thing on my studio wall! It reminds me everyday of how to be a better person.

Laura Flavin said...

Yes, thank you for the reminder. I have a small deck of colorfully illustrated cards with the 4 agreements. Yes....Words to live by !!