Learn To Be More Agreeable With Yourself! (Part 1)

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Chris is the Managing Editor of Gratitude Planet and can be found most days enjoying the Southern California weather and waves.

I just recently finished reading the book “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. In this book, the author discusses how we inherit certain beliefs as we grow from infancy into adulthood. The beliefs we hold come to form the basis for what we call “truth” in the world, and our behavior is vastly shaped by those beliefs. I think that this is fun to think about, because we hardly ever challenge ourselves to think beyond what we have already certified as true. We make assumptions about the world, and we rarely question the validity of our core beliefs that form the basis and justification of what our personal truth is. The author lists some of the most common agreements that we inherit from parents, friends, and society at large, and he suggests that we can make a decision to change these agreements if we want to.

The beliefs and agreements that you hold shape your thoughts and actions, and your thoughts, feelings, and actions are what form your point of attraction…and your point of attraction is what the Law of Attraction responds to. Your life manifests in line with what you attract through the Law of Attraction. So it makes sense to examine your personal agreements if you have an interest in significantly changing your life for the better.

The four agreements that are outlined are basic beliefs and ways of thinking. I am going to make this post the first of a five-part series. My focus will be to connect each agreement to the Law of Attraction, because the book does not specifically make these connections. Today, I will simply present each agreement and hopefully pique your interest in the concepts of the book. If you are interested in the book, follow the link in the opening of this post and buy a copy for yourself.

The Four Agreements are:

1.     Be impeccable with your word.

2.     Don’t take anything personally.

3.     Don’t make assumptions.

4.     Always do your best.

It seems like a very simple list, yet the implications are vast if you ponder each one for a little while. Being impeccable with your word refers to the ways you talk to yourself and others. In essence, you start allowing your thoughts to mirror your highest intentions for yourself and others more of the time. You agree to think the best thought you have access to in any moment. Not making assumptions means that you give the benefit of the doubt in all situations. Because you don’t know for sure what someone has intended, or why they behave a certain way, you are best off not assuming anything at all. Not taking things personally means that no matter what happens to you, you don’t need to have your feelings hurt or react in a negative-feeling way. And doing your best means…doing your best. You are not, and will never be, perfect…but you can always do your best.

I have been thinking about the Four Agreements in my daily life since reading the book, and I have noticed that I can climb the emotional scale faster when I apply the four agreements to my experiences. In fact, most any disconnected moment I have had lately can be traced back to my own behaviors of making assumptions, taking things personally, thinking words that feel bad, or disappointing myself in some way. I am amazed that these simple agreements help me feel better, and help me stay centered in my wellbeing more of the time. I am grateful for this information, and I am glad to recommend this book to you as well. Look for parts 2, 3, 4, and 5 in this series very soon. Be well, and enjoy this most amazing day!  Chris-GP

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  • 4 Comments

    1. Marie Gee says:

      I am looking forward to parts 2-5 Chris. Thanks. Plus, I’ll read the book. Sounds like it is worth the read.

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    2. windsurfer153 says:

      I feel that I do my best, but I think I assume the worst. I’ll think about this and see if there is a difference. Thanks for the information.

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    3. Merrill says:

      Agreements 2 and 3 seem to be the ones where I experience the most contrast. LOL!!
      Thankfully, I can start each day anew and with a fresh set of desires!

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    4. Lee says:

      I’m getting that book!
      Thank you Chris.

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