The Five Agreements
Toltec Wisdom by Don Miguel Ruiz M.D.
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.
Don't Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do it 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 wont be the
victim of needless suffering.
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 towards
yourself and others.
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.
Be Skeptical, But Learn To Listen
Don't believe yourself or anybody else. Use the power of doubt to
question everything you hear: Is it really the truth? Listen to the
intent behind the words, and you will understand the real message.