Four Agreements

My favorite book is a book by don Miguel Ruiz, titled The Four Agreements. I read this book over ten years ago, yet I think about it every day. I have found this book to be one of the most powerful tools to live by. Over the years I have likely made my own loose interpretations of all the agreements. Today I want to loosely interpret the first of the four agreements which is to be impeccable with your words. This agreement is probably one of the easier agreements for me to adopt into my daily life. I believe the first agreement is telling me to realize I am a magician, I can perform magic for good or for worse. I need to be aware of the power of my words to bring peace or turmoil into a conversation. The power of my words to build someone up or bring them down. I always try to perform good magic with my words, but there are times my filters slip and out come some pretty stupid stuff, just ask my co-workers. I usually come to regret those words pretty quickly and I find myself clarifying and apologizing to people. Each day, I start over trying to choose my words carefully. I am an opinionated person, I have my own ideas and beliefs and I often find myself in a position to share those thoughts with people, both like minded and not so like minded. This gives me plenty of opportunity to practice this agreement. Another important part of this agreement, as it is with all the agreements, is to not only speak truthfully and kindly of others, but to remember to speak truthfully and kindly of yourself. So there's your challenge for the day...

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.


  1. One of my favorites, too. Jill sent this to me a few years back and it's definitely changed my life.

  2. i'm glad you recommended this book to me as well, without even knowing it through katie

  3. LOVELY . Just like YOU