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The problem with making assumptions
by don Miguel Ruiz

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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Open Think Insight Human Assumption

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forgiveness is the only way to heal
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Don't take anything personally.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

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

Be skeptical, but learn to listen.
- 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

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

You can choose to follow your heart always.
- 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

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

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

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

Don't make assumptions.
- 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

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

Everything is God
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

The real us is pure love, pure light
- 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

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 others do is because of you.
What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.
- 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 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

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

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it,
to find a hurt and heal it,
to find somebody with a problem
and offer to help solve it.
- Robert H. Schuller

You can never solve a problem on the level
on which it was created.
- Albert Einstein

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The difference between what we do
and what we are capable of doing
would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

Problem: attitude.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If the only tool you have is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

If your only tool is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

Resistance creates suffering.
Stress happens when your mind resists what is.
The only problem in your life
is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.
- Dan Millman

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

We cannot solve a problem by saying,
"It's not my problem."
We cannot solve a problem by hoping that
someone else will solve it for us.
I can solve a problem only when I say,
"This is my problem and it's up to me to solve it.
- M. Scott Peck

No problem is so formidable that
you can't walk away from it.
- Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is
finding some humor in it.
- Frank Howard Clark

The problem with cats is that they get the exact same
look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.
- Paula Poundstone


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