The damage from the heart attack and subsequent coma left him with a heart functioning at only 16% of capacity and in constant pain. The spine may show signs of wear. After my life and relationships were completely transformed I asked him if there was anything that I could do for him in return. I was able to hold a space for it as your reality. To not use your word against yourself is an inside job. Now, do what you can, with what you have, from where you are — you can ask nothing more of yourself. Spiritual traditions around the world have their own names for this state of awareness including nirvana and heaven.
The crowd is designed to suck the individuality and produce collectiveness. When we are ready to change these agreements, there are four deceptively simple, yet powerful agreements that we can adopt as guiding principles. Anyway, it is a great part of the teaching, and I honor you for sharing your dream of it here… and elsewhere I am sure. Say only what you mean. By the way, impeccability and the other agreements are agreements you choose make with yourself, not demands that Ruiz places on you. Over the years some of us have developed an inferior approach, which leads to lack of inventiveness. And after all is said, posted, and done.
Great review for Miguel Ruiz 's book. I would suggest practicing the methods, then re-read the book and see how it makes you feel. Do not expect people to tell you the truth because they also lie to themselves. This is really the only agreement you need to challenge all of your old agreements and change the dream of your life. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
Our assumptions are the root of most of the dramas in our lives. Agree that you are always doing your best, with love and acceptance for the perfect divine human you are. It is a wonderful opportunity and a great challenge as well. No blame, no expectation of change or fixing, simply information from me to you about my experience. We seem to need more and more attention from the ones we love.
We also learned behaviors and habits in school, church, and from other adults and children on the playground. Her life's mission is to publish books of enduring beauty, integrity, and wisdom, and to inspire others to fulfill their most cherished dreams. To be impeccable is to create with conscious awareness and love. The antidote for making assumptions is to Ask Questions. Or, if you are truly interested in the truth, you could ask him.
And some of them are useful. Be impeccable with your word. You might even be able to go back and forgive your parent, even if they were abusive, for not knowing anything different because of something they learned as a behavior pattern. It is not manipulation, it is that the outcome to any given situation changes depending on how you perceive it, how you feel and react. We also assume that the judgments and self criticisms we have are true.
I think my view of the Bible would be quite diminished if I read only a few of the laws in Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy, or if I read only Thomas Jefferson's opinion of the Bible. We are an autodomesticated animal. The Buddha laid a clear path of and. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. Trust the present moment, trust and respect other people to be exactly who they are, and let life unfold according to its own plan— it avoids a great deal of suffering. Strategically placed by nature it is sowed into fertile soil.
That which can not be changed I consider truth. Doing your best depends entirely on you. He looked at his hands, he felt his body, and he heard his own voice say. We end up having an emotional reaction to our own belief because we assumed their opinion it is true. On the other hand, if you set being impeccable with your word as a goal, striving to be as honest and kind with your words as possible without expecting perfection of yourself or beating yourself up when you fall short, this agreement with yourself could increase your well-being. There will be some battles lost along the way, but that is of minor concern in the longer term strategy of creating happiness in your life. They gather information, they act, get new information, and act again.