Sasha LynnSasha Lynn“Whatever life takes away from you, Let it go.” ~Miguel Ruiz~
Like that old Talking Heads song we sometimes as ourselves, “How did I get here?” Well, it probably has something to do with the agreements that we have made in our lives. Nothing occurs in our lives without some level of complicity from us. Find out what you can do to ensure that you are conscious of the agreements that you are making.
The Four Agreements are: – Be Impeccable With Your Word. – Don’t Take Anything Personally. – Don’t Make Assumptions. – Always Do Your Best In this book Miguel Ruiz advocates personal freedom from agreements and beliefs that we have made with ourselves and others that are creating limitation and unhappiness in our lives. Ultimately, it is about finding one’s own integrity, self-love, and peace by way of absolving oneself from responsibility for the woes of others. (more from Wikipedia) The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz at Amazon.com
Who is Don Miguel Ruiz?
Don Miguel Ángel Ruiz (born 1952), better known as Don Miguel Ruiz, is a Mexican author of New Age spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts. His teaching is significantly influenced by the work of Carlos Castaneda. His most famous and influential work, The Four Agreements, was published in 1997 and has sold around 4 million copies. Fluent in Spanish and English, he often lectures and leads retreats in the United States. (more at Wikipedia)
For me the most meaningful part of this book, or at the very least the part that comes up for me again and again is regarding the application of the agreement Always Do Your Best. It has been years since I read this book the first time, but I distinctly remember the A-HA moment – like recognizing an old friend Don Miguel Ruiz reminded me to be gentle and accepting of myself and my endeavors. He reminded me that my best will vary from day to day. My energy will fluctuate. My circumstances will differ. If I set my myself to giving what I have – it is enough. The gift of that agreement has carried me through so many changes. I would be honored to share this agreement with all of you. You are enough. What you give is enough. What you do is enough. Always. Thank you for your gracious ear.