Five Agreements to a Better Life
Not my post, but it pretty much says it all.
If you decide that you want to help change the world, the easiest
way is by practicing five agreements:
be impeccable with your word;
don’t take anything personally;
don’t make assumptions;
always do your
and be skeptical, but learn to listen.
These are the tools to
change your world , and they are nothing but pure
common sense. If you practice the five agreements, if you make them
your way of life, there won’t be any more war in your head. There won’t
be any more war with your loved ones. There will be peace.
You deliver a message every time you speak. The question is: do you
deliver the truth, or do you deliver lies? When the message you deliver
comes from truth and love, you are happier. And just by being happier,
everyone benefits because your joy, your happiness, your heaven is
contagious. When you are happy, the people around you are happy too, and
it inspires them to change their own world.
We represent a whole legacy, and when I say “we” I’m speaking of all
humans. Our legacy is love, it’s joy, it’s happiness. Let’s enjoy this
world. Let’s enjoy one another. We are meant to love one another, not
to hate one another. Let’s stop believing that our differences make us
superior or inferior to one another. Let’s not believe that lie. Let’s
not be afraid that our different colours make us different people. Who
cares? It’s just another lie. We don’t have to believe all the lies and
superstitions that control our lives. We can return to the truth, and
be messengers of truth. We can change our whole way of thinking, and
have a wonderful love affair with life. It’s incredible what we can do
if we really want to do it. All we need is to be aware of what we are
doing, and to return to the authenticity we were born with.
This is an invitation to be authentic, to follow your heart, to be
free of superstitions and lies. And I’m not asking you to try to change
the world. Don’t try – just do it. Take the action today. By adopting
the Five Agreements, you will create peace in your head, in your own
world, and thereby help to create peace in the entire world.
The Five Agreements:
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 when
you are sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will
avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
5. Be Skeptical, But Learn to Listen – Don’t believe yourself or
anybody else. Use the power of doubt to question everything you hear:
Is it really the truth? Listen to the intent behind the words, and you
will understand the real message.
The Fifth Agreement by Don Miguel Ruiz.
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Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com
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