The four agreements inspired by Don Miguel Ruiz. Is one of the good tool I use in my Life/ yoga Journey. I became aware of this good tool from an audio book shared by my brother to me year 2003, It gave me Inspiration and a very good reminder to the soul. Since then, I kept on reminding myself all the time. Yes there are times (couple of times) I fail on the agreements. but at least I always try my best everyday to remind myself and cultivate it. It is not easy and it takes discipline and taming the mind and spirit to be in align of this frequency. All through the years of practicing this agreements I have noticed a lot of changes in my life everytime I apply this agreement. I used to be all the time nervous and a little bit fearful In Life and with the help of this 4 agreements it makes me understand things, situations and people more easily from the heart space. It actually help open my heart and my mind more. I am continually learning and taming my monkey mind. I surrender to the process of transformation And change. An evolution from the heart space.
Thoughts on 4 agreements from Don Miguel Ruiz.
1. Be impeccable with your words.
For me, impeccability with words means being kind to your Words and at the same time Honest to yourself and to others. Being kind with words should bring truth to your authentic self and to others. Speak from your heart with compassion. It should bring clarity, truth, and at the same time kindness and understanding. Which means, before you utter words you should consider if it is helpful, true and kind. where proper communication should be express in a compassionate, understanding way, and most importantly it comes from the heart space. It should benefits both the communicator and receiver in an understanding and compassionate way.
2. Always do your best.
Always do your best all day everyday in every aspect in your life. Even if no one appreciate or see the good things you have done for the people, still do your best. I believe that doing your best everyday whether in your job, relationships and In Daily challenges in life will bring real contentment in life and it builds discipline to your mind, body and soul. So I keep doing my best everyday. It may not be perfect and that is fine at least I do my best even if no one recognize the effort.
3. Don't make assumption.
Don't make assumptions. It is easy to assume coz it does not take any effort to do so, just to feed the mind with quick answers so most people assumes. But the trap is it clouds you from the truth. Always do your best to not assume. For example, we always have this first impressions with everyone we meet and sometimes we even hear feeds backs from one person. And most people judge easily and most of the time they judge base on their projections from themselves. It is always better, to give the person a benefit of the doubt. Don't close your heart right away basing on other persons perception, experience it yourself. It does not mean to act like naive but reserve some open heart and open mind. If we always assume on things, situation and people we can't go that deep down the rabbit hole coz you are being to safe and clinging on to your safety bubble just to be safe on what your mind dictates you. Listen to your heart. The heart does not trick you the mind can trick you. So follow your heart and observe from the heart space. Be an ultimate observer with understanding and compassion. Assumptions is one of the root cause of conflicts. So always do your best not to assume, find out the truth yourself.
4. Don't take anything personally.
Not taking things personally is the hardest one. Whether good things and bad things happens don't take it personally. Because taking things personally can lead you to self destruction. Always take things as they are with no attachments. Do not label your experience or situations.