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The Four Agreements
by don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Motivational Deep Lesson Honor Self

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz) PHOTO

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz PHOTO

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

 

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Forgiveness is the only way to heal
- don Miguel Ruiz

When you are impeccable, you take
responsibility for your actions,
but you do not judge or blame yourself.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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You can choose to follow your heart always.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The whole world can gossip about you,
and if you don't take it personally you are immune.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Don't take anything personally.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Your word is the power that you have to create
- don Miguel Ruiz

Your opinion is nothing but your point of view.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When you do your best
you learn to accept yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Only love has the ability to put you in that state of bliss
- don Miguel Ruiz

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You go against yourself when you
judge or blame yourself for anything
- don Miguel Ruiz

A sin is anything you do which goes against yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

We make the assumption that everyone sees life the way we do
- don Miguel Ruiz

Be skeptical, but learn to listen.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Personal importance, or taking things personally,
is the maximum expression of selfishness
because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Don't believe me,
don't believe yourself,
and don't believe anyone else.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The dream you are living is your creation.
It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Your life is the manifestation of your dream;
it is an art.
You can change your life anytime if
you aren't enjoying the dream.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Doing your best is taking the action because you love it,
not because you're expecting a reward
- don Miguel Ruiz

What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Nothing others do is because of you.
What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Everything is God
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Nothing other people do is because of you.
It is because of themselves
- don Miguel Ruiz

We only see what we want to see,
and hear what we want to hear
- don Miguel Ruiz

Attention is the ability we have to discriminate
and to focus only on that which we want to perceive.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The real us is pure love, pure light
- don Miguel Ruiz

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Your own body is a manifestation of God,
and if you honor your body everything will change for you
- don Miguel Ruiz

Don't make assumptions.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Everything is made of light
- don Miguel Ruiz

The only reason you suffer is because you choose to suffer.
The only reason you are happy is because you choose to be happy.
Happiness is a choice, and so is suffering.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.
-Don Miguel Ruiz

We are addicted to being the way we are
- don Miguel Ruiz

I want to share with you the three rules
that I have in order to accept an apprentice.
Rule Number 1: Don't believe me.
I don't want you to believe me
but I want you to listen and make choices - your choices.
If what I say, doesn't work for you, leave it.
But if it works for you and that's what you want, then make it yours.
Rule Number 2: Don't believe yourself.
Why? Because most of your belief system is a lie - it's not true.
And by believing yourself, you create all the limitations
that don't allow you to be what you really are.
Don't believe yourself. Listen to what you say,
listen to what you think, listen to what you believe.
And when you listen, open your ears, open your mind,
open your intelligence and make choices.
Rule 3 is, don't believe anybody else.
Don't believe them at all.
Open your ears and your mind; listen and make choices.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Our brain is the factory of the emotions
- don Miguel Ruiz

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

There are only four questions of value in life...
What is sacred?
Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for,
and what is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same: only love.
- Johnny Depp as Don Juan in the movie Don Juan De Marco

A best friend is like a four leaf clover,
hard to find and lucky to have.
- Anonymous

There are three hundred and sixty-four days
when you might get un-birthday presents,
and only one for birthday presents, you know.
- Lewis Carroll

How many legs does a dog have
if you call the tail a leg? Four.
Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
- Abraham Lincoln

The four most important words in any marriage...
"I'll do the dishes."
- Anonymous

Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.
- Helen Rowland

Clear? Huh. Why a four-year-old child
could understand this report.
Run out and find me a four-year-old child,
I can't make head or tail of it.
- the Groucho Marx movie Duck Soup

There are four stages in a marriage.
First there's the affair,
then the marriage,
then children
and finally the fourth stage,
without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.
- Norman Mailer

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm
not hungry enough to eat six.
- Yogi Berra

I've got all the money I'll ever need,
if I die by four o'clock.
- Henny Youngman

A honeymoon should be like a table:
four bare legs and no drawers.
- Anonymous

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.
- Cathy Guisewite

The four building blocks of the universe are fire,
water, gravel and vinyl.
- Dave Barry

I used to be hung up on my figure, but it's a waste of time.
I don't believe in diets.
Have four pints one night, be healthy the next.
- Sophie Ellis Bextor

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four.
Unless there are three other people.
- Orson Welles

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends
is that three out of four murders
are committed by people who know the victim.
- George Carlin

It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested
in four sandwiches than four freedoms.
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.
- Ambrose Bierce

It's never over.
You don't want to be in the position to be down four
runs in the ninth inning,
but it's not over until the last out.
- Derek Jeter


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