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Happy New Year!  I hope you’re on your way to recovery from the last few weeks.  They’ve been a doozie, at least for us!

The other day in yoga we talked about a book called The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz.  It’s a short book, simple to read, and incredibly profound in its simplicity.   Rather than make resolutions, I usually spend some time in January thinking about changes I’m ALWAYS trying to make – not just at this time of year when people are going to become perfect in 10 days and then forget all about it and end up feeling like failures.

I have no desire for that.  I do, however, have a desire for peace, joy, love, and contentment. This reading made great sense to me, and I hope you’ll find some comfort in it as well.

The Four Agreements are:

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, and regret.

These are easy, guys, and truths that we can all be reminded of now and again.

What do you think?  Do you have any texts or readings that help you in your daily life?  Did you make a resolution?  I’d love to know what it is!

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