Monday, June 27, 2011

Four Agreements

From the Four Agreements-

Everything we do is based on agreements we have made. In these agreements we tell
ourselves who we are, what everyone else is, how to act, what is possible, and
what is impossible. What we have agreed to believe creates what we experience. When these agreements come from fear, blocks and obstacles develop keeping us from realizing our greatest potential.

Based on ancient Toltec wisdom , the Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives and our work into a new experience of effectiveness, balance and self supporting behavior.


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.

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.

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 dram With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

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-judgement, self-abuse, and regret.
Four Agreements


Ellen said...

I love the Four Agreements. Thanks for the post.


Alex Corizon said...

Great post! You really simplified a complex topic. I live by the law of attraction, correct me if I am wrong, but that is the underlying law of the universe that governs the four agreements?

Sailgirl said...

These aggreements, like WFS's 13 positive statements are , to me, just four more positives I am practicing on a daily basis. Living sober and living with an alcoholic I discovered that I am a "great assumer" and I tend to take things way too personal. These aggreements, for me, go hand in hand with the 13 statements.
Blooming Gently

soberwriter said...

Hi my name is Matt. I enjoyed reading your posts. I'm a newcomer to blogging and I see you are quite the seasoned veteran. I really have no idea where to start but I'm grateful that the time has been provided to me via some time off from my regular job because of brain tumor surgery. Don't be sorry. Nothing happens in this world by accident. Any tips or suggestions will be grately appreciated. I'm looking to build a community of other sober minded people. Thanks

Nancy said...

These are great agreements to live by. As a recovering alcoholic, I find that changing your mindset to more positive thinking like this makes all the difference in recovery. I have found a lot of great advice about alcohol recovery at I hope this is helpful for others trying to get their life back on track.

Renee said...

What a beautiful post. I have a huge problem about assuming that others are thinking about me in their words and actions. I try to keep saying to myself, it's not about me.