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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Installment 1: The Four Agreements (First)


 I will be doing my first installment on a philosophy based approach that I have utilized in a way throughout my life. I am a person that believes in personal freedom and that there’s an inner spirit within each person that gives you control of your life instead of the control of religion such as God and Jesus. I do believe in Christianity, but I also believe that I am also in control of my life and the way some situations occur. When it comes to personal conditions, you have to have to have the mind to reason in a philosophical way to interpret the spiritual wisdom. I have recently expressed interest a in book termed The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. This book allows to me to further my knowledge on the personal freedom that many people are not aware of. The book describes four agreements that Author Ruiz believes is very effective in a productive life. I have found myself living by the four agreements because they are very reasonable and it is easy for me to understand Don Miguel Ruiz perspective. The first agreement is to “Be Impeccable with your Word”.  Impeccable basically sums up to be without sin. Ruiz explains this as to speak with integrity. Say what you mean, and avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. The reason why “Word” is capitalized is because it doesn’t correlate to things you say, but the power you have to create by the ways you express. You can create many different expressions towards somethings that can show how devoted you are or some to show how abstained you are from a situation or belief. It showed me to be more positive and not to speak against myself and only in truth and love. This was very beneficial for me at times when things could get stressful and it when it would get hard to maintain a bright side to look on. The is the only agreement I wanted to discuss in this installment because it is the most important.  It has allowed me to be more open minded and gain the ability to make the best out of decisions. I would recommend that others should read this book if they feel that they don’t know who they are or what’s their next step in life or within themselves. It is easy to lose sight of your beliefs in college because there is so much going on at once that it seems you never have time to find out who you are and what you truly believe in. I also belief that it is very easy for this to occur because majority of all students decided to attend college immediately after high school and has never had this type of independence with responsibilities. Now there are so many decisions to make on your own and one wrong decision can make you feel so shitty that you mess up and make another thoughtless, wrong decision and then you have the domino effect . My word of advice is find your inner spirit and be sure of your desires that are only based upon yourself and not someone else. Find personal wisdom  and you’ll witness how drastically things can and will change.
 

1 comment:

  1. "to be more positive and not to speak against myself and only in truth and love." - Can you give some concrete examples?

    "find your inner spirit and be sure of your desires that are only based upon yourself and not someone else." - Is this what the existentialists mean by taking full responsibility for your own choices, not relying on others to make your choices for you and then take the blame when things don't work out for you as intended? Or is it a stronger assertion of self-reliance? If the latter, it's important to realize that we're all to some extent the products of social and environmental forces that we don't entirely control. As you say, "I am also in control of my life and the way some situations occur." Emphasis on SOME. Control can never be total. Right?

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