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Impeccability of the Word
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  • Artist: Dr Sheri Rosenthal
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In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz states that the first agreement – be impeccable with your word is the key agreement with the other 3 simply supporting this one. But when people read the book they tend to focus on the second agreement – don’t take anything personally as the most challenging agreement.

Most folks will say that they are impeccable with their word, that they do not have a problem being honest and that they really do not gossip. However – that is a very limited understanding of impeccability and it indicates to me how little folks comprehend about the impeccability of the word.

If you listen to people talk to each other, most of what is being said has no purpose or intent. They are just taking up space with their words or expressing their self-importance, opinions and personal points of view. When you ask what is the intent of those words, and did they really need to be said – the answer is most often no. The ego-mind re-creates itself in every moment by speaking what it has in its program – whether we speak those words out loud or they exist as our internal dialogue. The key is to understand the intent of our own mind and to make sure that it ultimately is the same as the intent of the heart.

Since most of what we have in our minds is limiting and fear-based, why would we want to speak that to others just to have them confirm and agree with the nonsense that we believe? As soon as we share those words with others the universe shifts to accommodate our words. That is how we create our reality. It is extremely important to be aware of every word that exists our mouth and to be thrifty with our expression.

Buddha once said, “The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.”
This is the reason that the first agreement is the most important one – if you desire beauty in your life, you must start with beauty in your thoughts and words.

I encourage you to practice being thrifty with your words until we meet again. You might be surprised at what you create!