Friday, April 16, 2010

my catalyst to change....

aside from therapy, of course....

There is a book called "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz.... if you can print this out and carry it with you and REMIND YOURSELF DAILY to follow these 4 things... your life will significantly change.... mine did....

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.

2. DON'T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY
(one of my absolute favorites!!!!)

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.

3. DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS

Find the courage to ask questions and 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.

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.

This is pretty much a summary of the book, but the book goes in to much further detail.... for those of you who don't care for reading, what I've typed above will suffice. Good luck! =)

2 comments:

Ms. Anthropy said...

Ashley, you are wise beyond your years.

Ashley King said...

i hope i don't look it!!! hee hee.

thank you, Ms. Anthropy. i'll take that as a compliment coming from a woman i really enjoy reading. =)