The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz. Beautifully simple, yet not so easy, words to live by. I was introduced to these four guidelines many years ago for a happy, healthy life and reflect on them often. I especially like #3. What do you think- helpful or not?
1. Be Impeccable with Your Word: Speak with integrity and say only what you mean. Avoid gossip and using speech to put yourself or others down.
2. Don’t Take Anything Personally: Other’s actions and words are a projection of their own inner landscape. Nothing other’s do is because of you.
3. Don’t Make Assumptions: We never really know what is going on in someone else’s life and we are not mind readers. Be brave enough to ask questions and communicate clearly with others to avoid misunderstandings and drama.
4. Always Do Your Best: Our best can change from moment to moment. The idea is to do your best under any given circumstance and to avoid negative self judgement and regret.