Learn To Be More Agreeable With Yourself (Part 4)

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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.

Today I am going to take the third agreement from the book “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz and relate it to my understanding of the Law of Attraction. If you haven’t read Part 3 of this series, you can click HERE to see it before you read this post. In his 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. We make an agreement with ourselves to call these beliefs “reality” and to not question them in our own minds. But if you adopt new agreements, replacing the old ones, and decide to guide your life by them, your can transform your life in a powerful way. Remember that the four NEW agreements are:

1.     Be impeccable with your word.

2.     Don’t take anything personally.

3.     Don’t make assumptions.

4.     Always do your best.

The third agreement, “Don’t Make Assumptions” is an all-important one as it relates to the Law of Attraction. To “assume,” as an old, wise, yet humorous saying goes, makes an “ass” out of “u” and “me.”  The official definition of the word is:

assumption |əˈsəm(p) sh ən|
noun
1 a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.

Assuming, by definition, means that you have no real proof that the event or situation is true, and it also means that you have a choice in terms of how you perceive the event or situation. We all make assumptions, often quite unconsciously, all the time. We might hear a beep in traffic and assume that someone is mad at us (when they really might know us), or we might assume that someone is ignoring us (when they just didn’t notice us). Assumptions become part of our daily routine and, over time, we ascribe our assumptions to blocks of reality that we never dare to question. The real question is, do your assumptions serve your greater sense of well being, and do you assumptions help you feel better in this moment? If you answered “yes and yes” then you are doing well with this third agreement.

Remember that the Law of Attraction responds to your average vibrational offering, and this vibration is always changing as you think and feel, and think and feel your way through every day. When you feel good, you are attracting the things that will feel good when they manifest. Likewise, when you feel bad or disconnected, you are attracting things that won’t feel great when they manifest. Yet being human on planet Earth means feeling good sometimes and bad other times…the key is to feel better, and to move your average vibration higher and higher. You do this by the thoughts you choose. Your assumptions directly affect your thoughts.

The next time you feel a disconnected thought, or a feeling that feels bad, notice if the thought is connected to an assumption you are making. Are you assuming that you hurt someone’s feelings? Are you assuming that you failed someone? Might you be assuming that something in the future will go wrong? In almost every case, you have a choice to drop the assumption and feel better in the moment. Because you have no real proof of the validity of the assumption, why not just ignore the possibility for now, until you get a better sense for what has, or what will, happen? I have noticed that I make assumptions that I can never prove, such as if a stranger thought I was nice of not. I may never see the person again, and I don’t need to assume anything about the interaction…the experience is only in my mind once it is over, and I get to choose how I perceive it.

Because I practice the conscious art of the Law of Attraction, I like to take this agreement one step further by being selective about my assumptions. If I make an assumption that feels bad, I do my best to drop it. But if I make an assumption that feels good, I just roll with it. A simple example would be: if I assume that something bad is going to happen I just let go of the thought, and remind myself that it is merely an assumption. But if I have a thought that all is well, or that something good will happen, I embrace the better-feeling thought and let it permeate my vibration. So my agreement with myself is really: “Make No Bad-feeling Assumptions.”

I hope this makes sense to you. You have the power to feel better and better, and to attract the life you have been asking for and wanting. It is yours for the taking, as long as you are open to noticing how you feel. Use this agreement to your advantage and see the difference it can make in your life today. Enjoy this most amazing day!  Chris-GP

 

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    1. […] understanding of the Law of Attraction. If you haven’t read Part 4 of this series, you can click HERE to see it before you read this post. In his book, the author discusses how we inherit certain […]

    2. […] understanding of the Law of Attraction. If you haven’t read Part 4 of this series, you can click HERE to see it before you read this post. In his book, the author discusses how we inherit certain […]

    3. Lee says:

      ….”repeatedly”
      should’ve used spell check. : /

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    4. Lee says:

      I can relate to your first illustration, Chris. One time, I heard someone honking repeatidly behind me. My first thought was “What the heck is this guy’s problem?” It turned out to be my niece whom I hadn’t seen in a while! Boy did I feel stupid!

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