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We are packing to move and I was sorting through books and came across one of my favorites – The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. He describes the book as a practical guide to personal freedom and I couldn’t agree more. He offers straightforward and simple tenets to use as a compass.

  1. Be Impeccable with Your Word – not only with others but with yourself, use words to encourage, profess love and say what you mean.
  2. Don’t Take Anything Personally – most people are not “out to get you” and are operating in their own version of reality.
  3. Don’t Make Assumptions – about anything! Ask questions and openly communicate to gain understand of others and situations.
  4. Always Do Your Best – sometimes this is less. It’s better to narrow the playing field so there is less regret.

Probably the biggest challenge for me is not to take things personally.  I’ve been working on this for years and that includes the little voice in my head, as well as what others say or do.  I have sometimes been my own worst enemy!  We don’t have to digest the poison words we tell ourselves or that others offer.  If I project the need to be abused, sure enough someone will come along to satisfy that need.

There’s moving from one physical location to another, and I hope this is the last time I have to do that:)  But in the spiritual sense, I intend to always be moving toward more acceptance, peace and personal love, so that, as a Personal Life Coach, I can share those gifts with others.

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