I hope you are enjoying your Easter Holiday.
I read two books this month ; one called THE SMART MONEY WOMAN an Africans girls’ journey to financial freedom, and THE FOUR AGREEMENTS.
Here is my thought about THE FOUR AGREEMENTS.
This is a Toltec wisdom book written by Don Miguel Ruiz.
Special thanks to my friend and former colleague Josephine who gave me this book. This book inspires , motivates and enlightens.
The four agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness and love.
In this book, i learn that 95% of the beliefs we have stored in our minds are nothing but lies, and we suffer because we believe these lies. What blinds us are all those false beliefs we have in our mind. for instance;We search for beauty because it doesn’t matter how beautiful a person is, we don’t believe that person has beauty.
This beliefs stem from our socialization. we are told we cant be this or that, or we should not do this or that and we grow up believing what we are told. We do not question ideas, believes and what our parents or society told us.
With the four agreements, we are able to erase all limiting beliefs from our minds have a new understanding with yourself.
The four agreements are;
- Be impeccable with your word.
Your word is the power that you have to create. Your word can create the most beautiful dream, or destroy everything around you. It can set you free or enslave you even more than you know.
The expression of your Word is much more than just the expression of your words. Your word (small case) has to do with the things you say. They make up sentences, phrases that you speak and write. They come out as opinions, or comments, thoughts in your head, or could even make it into policy in some situations. On the other hand your Word is much more. Your Word (upper case) has to do with the power you have to create through every kind of expression you make. You create through multiple types of expression including emotions, attitude, actions, what you refrain from, and what you express your faith in.
2.Don’t take anything personally.
When you make it a habit not to take anything personally, you avoid many upsets in your life.
You are not responsible for how people think about you or treat you, you are responsible for how you react. Peoples actions may portray their insecurities and this has nothing to do with you.
If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you. If that person does not walk away, you will surely endure many years of suffering with him or her.
3. Don’t make assumptions
The day you stop making assumptions you will communicate clearly and be free of emotional poison.
Say exactly what you want, ask questions, ask for help. Be clear in your communication.
4. Always do your best.
Regardless of the quality, always do your best. Doing your best is taking action because you love it, not because you are expecting a reward.
When you do your best, you are going to live life inteseley. You are going to be productive, to be good to your self If you always do your best, there is no way you can judge your self.
- Whatever life takes from you , let it go. Letting go of the past means you can enjoy the dream that is happening right now.
- You were born with the right to be happy, with the right to love; to enjoy and share your love. You are alive, so take your life and enjoy it.
- Say no when you want to say no, and say yes when you want to say yes.
- You have the right to be you. You can only be you when you do your best.
- Don’t expect that you will never take anything personally; just do your best. Don’t expect that you will never make an assumption, but you can certainly do your best.
- If you are impeccable with your word, if you don’t take anything personally, if you don’t make assumptions, if you always do your best, then you are going to have a beautiful life. You are going to be in control of your life.
Get a copy of this book to learn more and share your lessons learnt.
My thoughts about THE SMART MONEY WOMAN will be out soon.
Sending you light and love.♥♥♥♥♥