Monday, June 23, 2014

The Four Agreements

Watched Don Miguel Ruiz with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday talking about his book, The Four Agreements. (If you have not read it, please get a copy.)

The Four Agreements are:
1. Be impeccable with your word.
2. Don't take things personally.
3. Don't make assumptions.
4. Always do your best.

Ruiz says 95% of what we believe about ourselves is a lie. Things we were told since childhood by our parent, teachers, the church, society. It's not you. He also asked a powerful question? How many times do we pay for one mistake? A thousand times. We punish oursleves over and over. And we also punish other people a thousand times for one mistake. This is where forgiveness comes into play. Forgiveness is not for them, it's for you. Let is go. No other creature does this. Animals make a mistake, do a correction and keep it moving.

What matters is what you think about you. You are the main character in your story just like they are the main character in their story. Stop trying to change people. You are not responsible for what other people understand.

You create false drama by making assumptions about someone else because you don't have the courage to ask questions. All the sadness you've experienced is rooted in making assumptions about the other person and taking it personally when everything goes wrong. First of all, that other person has no idea what you're assuming because you have not told them. Guess what? They can't read your mind. What may upset you may not be their intention and they don't know that it upset you.

Something to think about.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Imagine If

Imagine the choices you'd make if you had no fear--of failing, of losing, of being along, of disapprove.

Your message is your story: what happened to you, what it helped you achieve. what it helped you understand, and what it helped you become.

Let things flow as they may, do not force the issue.

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. Lao Ezu

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Opportunity for Growth

In back of every reality is a cause. Nature knows no such law as luck. Everything having a real existence is capable of proof.

Don't limit your challenges, Challenge your limits.

Look at everything that happens as an opportunity for growth. Ralph Marston

To be unique, you only need to share your true self

Monday, March 17, 2014

Do It.

Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions louder than your words.

A flower chases nothing. Yet bees flock to it. Simple BE. And what you need when you need it will manifest.

Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.

Your heart always knows the right way to live.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Yes, You Did It!

You are responsible for your own life. Every choice produces a consequence. When the consequences seem out of line with your expectations, it's because you are thinking one thing but intending another. Oprah

Whatever your situation is right now, you played a major role in setting it up. You create your circumstances. If you are stuck in your life and want to move forward, start by examining your past motivations.

See, feel and taste that you can be in control of your life.

Stop living by default and start living by design.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Are You in Control?

Happiness is where you find it but rarely where you seek it. Jean-Antoine Petit-Sean, 18th century French-Swiss poet.

You have absolute control over but one thing, and that is your thoughts.

There is no time. All things exist simultaneously. Time has no movement. There is only ONE moment. Neale Donald Walsch

Sunday, March 9, 2014

You Hold the Key

What you fear most, you ultimately experience. Neale Donald Walsch

You are what you imagine yourself to be. Joseph Murphy

Words are containers of power. Joyce Meyer

The more you talk about negative things in your life, the more you call them in. Joel Osteen 

Don't talk about the way you are. Talk about the way you want to be but do it in the present tense, not the future.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Feared or revered

Any idea that is held in the mind, that is emphasized, that is either feared or revered, will begin at once to clothe itself in the most convenient and appropriate form available.

Dale Carnegie