by Don Miguel Ruiz & Don Jose Ruiz

 

BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD

Speak with integrity. Say only what you man. 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.

 

DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY

Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is projection of their own reality, their own dreams. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

 

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.

 

ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST

Your best is going to change from moment to moments; 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.

 

BE SKEPTICAL BUT LEARN TO LISTEN

Don’t believe yourself or anybody else. Use the power of doubt to question everything you hear. Is it really the truth? Listen to the intent behind words, and you will understand the real message.