Today I would like to talk about a book which influenced me a lot.
It’s The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.
This little book talks about the 4 agreements that one make with himself, to live a peaceful and fulfilled life.
For me keeping this agreement seems tedious.
But I’m sure that the effect of all the inner chaos can be healed to an extent if I tried to keep these agreements even 50%.
The 4 agreements are:
1. Be impeccable with your word.
Words, either it’s yours or others, they are powerful.
How you talk to yourself matters the most.
One of the core reasons for our self-doubt and fears are how we talk and how others talk about us.
2. Don’t take anything personally.
Most of the conflicts occur among people when they take things personally.
If someone says that we are awful, we become angry or irritated, and this results in total mental conflicts and problems in our relationships with others and ourselves.
You do you!!
Does someone hate you? Fine. Leave them alone.
You know what you are in the true authentic self and that’s enough.
3. Don’t make assumptions
I’m so expert in making assumptions and jumping into conclusions.
But when I communicate well, I tend to make fewer assumptions and try to understand the circumstance better.
For me keeping clear communications with people matters the most.
It helps me to get clear on things and avoid unnecessary anxieties or mess.
4. Always do your best.
Do your best.
The best in your perspective. Not others.
While reflecting back, if you feel that you have given your best, then there is no room for guilt or sadness in your mind.
Your best might not be the best in someone else’s perspective. And that’s okay.
These agreements may sound simple. But keeping these agreements with yourself might not be as easy as it seems to be.
But there is no harm in trying.
Which is the one book that influenced you in your life?
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This post is dedicated to someone who never gives up on me, even when I don’t keep all these agreements.