Monday, May 11, 2009

Spoiler Alert: A bit New Agey

Ok, I originally stumbled across this on a random link on Facebook. In looking into this further (you know, all 30 seconds on Wiki) I found out that this guy's been on Oprah and all that. You can find out all about the book here.

But you know, I'm not shy to share something that seems to make sense to me. What do you think? Is this all malarkey, or is it a summary in 4 points of the way we should be living, Christian or non?

The Four Agreements:
Don Miguel Ruiz's Code for Life

Agreement 1
Be impeccable with your word - Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

Agreement 2
Don’t take anything personally - Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

Agreement 3
Don’t make assumptions - Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

Agreement 4
Always do your best - Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.


hezro said...

I've heard about this book. And I like those "codes". Sounds good to me! I like to keep things simple. :)

Have you read "eat, pray, love" by Elizabeth Gilbert? That book resonated with me.

Moxie said...

The Four Agreements is an excellent book. I used to have a copy until I loaned it to a friend...and truth is, this is a book to not own but to read then pass along.

Eat Pray Love was indeed an awesome book. I'm disappointed to hear that Julia Roberts is slated to play the author in the film version, but that doesn't negate the book's value.

kirsten said...

Hey Ms Moxie - just wanted to say thanks for posting comments on the blog and not FB. Somehow so much more..... validating. :)

And your dislike of Julia Roberts playing a woman of substance mirrors my own. Ha. I always think of her as the insecure tramp in Mystic Pizza...

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