Keeping it Simple

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					Over the past few months, the concepts of stripping back the superfluous,
simplifying and pulling apart the true meaning of integrity have been
strong personal themes. For many people, there’s a drive to again inspect
old patterns that continue to run happily in the background despite years
of self-examination. Perhaps under the direction of a new global energy,
there’s a sense of being able to lovingly let go of those things that
have served us all well on one level, yet have offered excuses to stay
small on another.

I came across Don Miguel Ruiz’ “The Four Agreements” the other day and it
strongly resonated with this desire to pare back; to simplify; to become
more real as a participant in this world and begin operating in a more
authentic way.

With these 4 simple tenets, we could literally change the way we as
humans operate in this world. How do they resonate with you? Please feel
free to share your thoughts, we’d love to hear from you.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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