All this month in my Yoga classes we are reflecting on The 4 Agreements,
a set of guidelines that will absolutely change your life! These standards help get other people out of your head so you can live happy! The book is by Don Miguel Ruiz and is based on ancient Toltec wisdom that guides us towards inner peace in a world where other people often screw everything up! lol!
The FIRST Agreement teaches:
BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD.
Not careful, not sincere or direct, but Impeccable. At the highest level of standards, to be faultless... with your word.
Our words have great power. A choice expression can build someone up or tear them down. Gossip can cause missed opportunities and unnecessary suffering. Whereas, a simple compliment can turn someone's day around.
Do you speak your words out of love? Or out of anger or frustration?
One of these is way better than the other!! I find that when I am angry, I do not say much. Because I know those words can wound, and I can never take them back. I would much rather be known for words of love. But it's not always that cut and dry is it?? This first agreement teaches us to say only what we mean, only what is truth and comes from a place of love.
Is there someone in YOUR life who could use a little encouragement? I bet there is!! :) Your OhmWork this week is to offer a few kind words. Spread truth and love.