I have had good results
"living" by these basic rules (many more of course) but these resonated with
me. Maybe its "trying to live by" these rules because I cant do it all the time but they are a goal and
Don Miguel Ruiz's - The
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
One more is "love
yourself". Cant have love if you don't love yourself. And this is more than just a simple "I love myself"
comment. Its treating yourself right, respecting yourself and knowing when to
dig deep down inside and drop the ego and any requirement for external
recognition. Learn to be happy just because. Be happy and be alive. Live and
enjoy waking up in the morning. BUT none of this is easy! Its a constant
battle. But, each step brings more happiness and even more success.
I also believe in the law of
And my three G's to the law of
Gratitude (have gratitude for what you have and we all have something to be
grateful for), Give (Give what you can (and what you want back) like time,
love, friendship, etc) and Get (get what you give back).