Every year about this time I revisit The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz. Some years I even lead classes about them. They are simple, yet powerful tools that can help you:
- Feel less reactive, hurt, or upset
- Improve your relationships
- Let go of limiting beliefs
- Feel more peaceful and empowered
- Become more grounded when facing the business of the holidays
The best part is that these life changing guidelines are simple, profound, and easy to remember.
I met don Miguel Ruiz a few years back and he seemed to be grounded in these philosophies that he teaches. He told me that the underlying theme is to help us let go of what keeps us in pain or stuck and unable to move forward. That sure sounds good to me.
So, what are these special practices that can miraculously change your life?
- Be impeccable with your word.
- Don’t take anything personally.
- Don’t make assumptions.
- Always do your best.
See how simple that is? I feel more peaceful just typing them here.
Of course, you can go deeper and learn more by reading the book, watching videos online, or studying further and I certainly believe that helps. You get to choose how deeply you want to invest in grounding in these powerful tools.
I mentioned above that I sometimes lead classes on this subject. I’m not planning a class this year, but would be happy to share a simple email course with each of you for free. It is 4 weeks long – one week to focus on each agreement. You will receive weekly emails that include more information, a short video of don Miguel talking about that week’s agreement, and questions to help you move forward.
If you would like to receive those emails, contact me and simply ask for the free 4 Agreements program.
For those of you who know this is what you need to change your life, I also offer a 6 week phone coaching program on the subject. You can talk to me one to one, or invite friends to share in the program and cost.
I know that I will be focusing on these strategies and re-grounding in their simple wisdom this holiday season. I hope that they will inspire you too.
Please feel free to comment and share your experiences around the Four Agreements. I would love to hear what you have to share.