Saturday, 22 November 2008

The Four Agreements

The four agreements graphic, available on good news, by Isabella Lychowski
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 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.
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.
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.
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Don Miguel Ángel Ruiz (born 1952) is a Mexican author, nagual, shaman and teacher.
He went to medical school and was a surgeon until a near-death-experience impelled him to seek answers in ancestral traditions of the Toltec in which his mother was a curandera (healer), and his grandfather a nagual (shaman) who, after death, continued to teach Ruiz in his dreams.
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Don Miguel Ruiz 's book, The Four Agreements was published in 1997, whose ideas come from the ancient Toltec wisdom of the native people of Southern Mexico. The Toltec were 'people of knowledge' - scientists and artists who created a society to explore and conserve the traditional spiritual knowledge and practices of their ancestors. The Toltec viewed science and spirit as part of the same entity, believing that all energy - material or ethereal - is derived from and governed by the universe.
Don Miguel Ruiz survived a serious heart attack 2002, since when his teachings have been largely channelled through seminars and classes run by his followers, notably his sons Don Jose Luis and Don Miguel Ruiz Junior. The simplicity and elegance of his thinking remains a source of great enlightenment and aspiration. The simple ideas of The Four Agreements provide an inspirational code for life; a personal development model, and a template for personal development, behaviour, communications and relationships.
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2 comments:

Marty4Good said...

Yes Life changes when you apply these four agreements, I can highly recommend the book
Martin

Nando Nazareth said...

Maravilhoso!

By the way, eu estava justamente editando uma notícia de um jornal australiano cujo feed eu assinei ontem, quando parei para ler e editar o bilhete sobre este seu.

E não é que o comentário que você liberou é exatamente de um australiano!?

Talvez eu deva começar a planejar uma viagem real...

Um grande abraço e obrigado.

Nando