I was just checking out the stuff in my google docs and found this offering from Don Miguel Ruiz. I suppose many have seen it before but some things are good to re-visit from time to time.
THE FOUR AGREEMENTS
BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD
Speak with Integrity
Say only what you mean
Avoid using the word to speak against yourself,
or gossip about others.
Use the power of your word in the direction of love and truth
DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY
Nothing others do is because of you.
What others say and do is a projection of their own reality,
and 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 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 moment;
It will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick.
Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you avoid
self-judgement, self-abuse and regret.
Author: Don Miguel Ruiz