The Four Principles to Living a Happy Life
The Four Agreements
Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, wrote four simple, but not such easily practiced principles to living a happy and wholesome life. Throughout our lives we are conditioned to portray ourselves through the eyes of others and the eyes of that bully of a mind we have. We constantly battle with who we truly are and how we should act and behave in society. We forget to ask our deepest selves what is it that we really want, not what we think we want or what other may want for us. That is how we end up going against ourselves unconsciously, resulting in things not going our way. We forget to be honest with ourselves and instead tell ourselves and others what we think they want to hear, when really all anybody ever really wants and/or need is the TRUTH!
Hope these Four Agreements help you start making changes in your life to connect with your true self!
The Four Agreements are:
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.