The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz was recommended to me.
The four agreements are basically rules to live by. They’re quite simple, but all encompassing. I can see how following them will lead to peace and contentment.
Spoiler Alert–These are the four agreements:
- Be impeccable with your word: use your words to create beauty, love and heaven on earth.
- Don’t take anything personally (this is a hard one for me.)
- Don’t make assumptions (another hard one for me.)
- Always do your best.
There’s more to the book, but this is the meat and potatoes.
I’m trying to let go of my old ways to embrace these four agreements. I hope, in time, the agreements become second nature and I don’t have to consciously decide to follow them. In the meantime, just being aware that I’m taking something personally or making an assumption has been helpful.
The Chihuahua verdict: four paws up!