The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz is a go to book for me. It teaches ancient Toltec wisdom that helps one live a more awake and conscious life. I have found that embodying and living from these principles is a beautiful practice to living an empowered life of emotional freedom and love.
The Four Agreements are this:
Be impeccable with your word
Take nothing personally
Make no assumptions
Always do your best
Can you imagine how different your world would be if you implemented these principles as ways of being in your daily life?
You can use these to live a life on purpose and with integrity; to come home to yourself and release the external noise of the world around you.
1. I am impeccable with my word.
Our language and our words are carriers of consciousness. The intentions behind our words hold an energetic frequency.
Being impeccable with your word does not mean that you never change your mind or go back on something you previously committed to.
It simply means that you show up and communicate from a place of kindness and integrity when things change. I see it connected to the 4th agreement, in that when we are consciousness of our language and always do our best, we are kind and loving by default.
You can choose to show up with integrity and become aware of the impact that your language has. Both on yourself and on other people.
2. I take nothing personally.
3. I make no assumptions.
The middle two agreements, I make no assumptions and I take nothing personally, are gold. I like to use them together as they compliment each other energetically. Living these agreements is extremely empowering and quickly shifts the energy around feeling upset by other people or situations outside of yourself.
Because when you take nothing personally you realize that other people are simply projecting their own experience on to you. You have a choice in how you experience them or if you attach to what they are saying as truth. And when you make no assumptions you allow the space to seek for more clarity. You can get curious and seek to understand what someone means without jumping to conclusions.
4. I always do my best.
All we can do is our best. When we consciously choose and focus on this, we become enough.
I encourage you to read The Four Agreements book and practice implementing these principles into your daily life.
It’s amazing how quickly your reality can shift when you choose to live from a space of kindness and empowerment vs. victim consciousness.
If you would like to learn more about The Four Agreements, please read The First Agreement: Be Impeccable With Your Word by Amy Moore.
Diana Rose KOTTLE, MA, MFT is one of Your Monthly Mentors, a Consciousness Architect + Soul Alchemist + Soul Alignment Guide. She helps people align with their soul’s true purpose, so they can live their highest vision and impact the world. Diana’s approach bridges psychology + spirituality + consciousness + technology. Her professional training and education includes a BA in Psychology, an MA in Counseling Psychology, and a license in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently writing several new books including: ‘Soul Alchemy’ and ‘The Alchemy of Awakening’. Read More…