Be Impeccable With Your Word (and thoughts)

Sunday, 5 December 2010, 10:37 | Category : Thoughts
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The Four Agreements

Years ago I read a book called The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.  One of the four agreements that he says you should make with yourself is “be impeccable with your word.”  I have been thinking about such things a lot lately.  I consider myself to be a busy woman with a lot on my plate.  I tend to get overwhelmed sometimes and have been trying to figure out how to keep things a bit more steady, simple.  I started noticing things I would think or say out loud.  Things like, “I am soooooo tired”, “everything is such a mess”, ” I will never get things together” and the list goes on and on and on.  When I think these things lately, they are followed up by, “you’re not tired, your friends mother who is battling cancer is tired”, and “that wonderful woman who died and left her two children and husband would give anything to have one more day with whiny kids and a messy house.”  And then I think of the wonderful mothers in my life who have lost babies and how they would give anything to have them all here with them making their life absolute chaos right now.  I know that is probably very depressing to read but that’s what I have been thinking!  These women are teaching me on a daily basis what hardship is and hardship is not something I know about when you get serious about it all.

So I guess what I’m saying is I’m trying to be more impeccable with my words and thoughts.  Am I reeeaaallllly that tired??  Maybe.  But is it worth complaining about?  Probably not.  Am I an incredibly blessed woman?  Absolutely.  Because of these women I will be a better woman, wife and mother.

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