Exhale: The Four Ingredients (Agreements)
A Recipe For Peace
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WRITTEN BY SEBASTIAN CRUZ
Cooking a nourishing meal for your family day after day is how you show your love! You love your family and you love to cook. Now that I said that, it’s ok that there are moments in your life when the kitchen can feel like a worry den of deep breaths and loaded exhales. Sometimes, you just don’t have the patience to slice those damn cherry tomatoes perfectly. And, it’s ok! Here are four ingredients (agreements) from the book “The Four Agreements” by author Don Miguel Ruiz that you can use in the kitchen when cookin’ up that yummy and sometime’s the tricky recipe we call life.
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. 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, and regret.
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