The Four Agreements is a great book which gives such simple but powerful wisdom that points us towards how we can live more consciously.
Simply put, the four agreements offer us a useful perspective shift. Adopting these simple premises leads to empowerment through release from attachment and gives us greater choice in each moment.
From the book, the four agreements are;
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: 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 to 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 easy to read book will help you break your long held personal illusions and open up a path to personal freedom, freeing yourself from your old limitations.
I consider this book a must-have for anyone interested in personal growth in any area of life.