Posted by: nazli | July 29, 2006

Wednesday Wanderings … on the 4 Agreements

Cristiana! Parabens pelo seu aniversario! Happy Happy Birthday Beautiful Girl! All the best wishes in the world to you!

I watched Amelie as per the recommendation – it was simply delightful!

It’s raining and thundering here. Delightful

Have been reading up on Feng Shui – according to their charts I am “fire” so there are certain things that bring harmony to my environment. In any case, while I was shopping for a table, I came across a vase of bamboo shoots. I do not know if they are harmonious to the fire of a gal like me, but they looked feisty enough. To complement them, I also bought pink and orange roses. Yes, and I did acquire the table too 😉

A teenage sniper began to shoot randomly because he was angry – and an unlucky passerby was killed as a result. No, there are some things that just don’t make sense. Some years ago, I read “The 4 Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz, which postulates that you cannot take anything anyone else does personally at all. In that way, you are liberated.

Actually, talking of the 4 Agreements, they are as follows:

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 wonít 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.

All simple, basic truths that fall under the category of “live your best life, on your own terms, be happy, take on the world that belongs to you and win it, be happy, be free, don’t worry about the opinion of others, be accountable to your own conscience, be happy”. Voila – the recipe for happiness. Now if only I could follow as simple recipe for making peach cobbler, life would be just peachy!

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