There is some sadness in completing The Four Agreements as they have been transformational for me. I am being more impeccable with my words, remembering to not take things personally, to ask questions and not make assumptions and when I am doing all of these then I am always doing my best.
Don Miguel Ruiz says, “This last agreement allows the other three to become deeply ingrained habits. Under any circumstance, always do your best, no more and no less. But keep in mind that your best is never going to be the same from one moment to the next. Everything is alive and changing all the time, so your best will sometimes be high quality, and other times it will not be as good. When you wake up refreshed and energized in the morning, our best will be better than when you are tired at night.” “Doing your best” is not synonymous with “being a perfectionist.”
Perfectionism is that insidious element, when allowed into our mind set causes pressure and stress that can lead to guilt, shame and feelings of failure.
Doing your best means to relax, let go and let Spirit express “your best” through you.
“Doing your best, you are going to live your life intensely. You are going to be productive, you are going to be good to yourself, because you will be giving yourself to your family, to your community, to everything, but it is the action that is going to make you feel intensely happy.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
When you do your best, it requires you to take action.
Doing your best is in alignment with our Unity teachings. We teach that we must take action in order to see a demonstration in our life.
“The first three agreements will only work if you do your best. Don’t expect that you will always be able to be impeccable with your word… but you can do your best. Don’t expect that you will never take anything personally; just do your best. Don’t expect that you will never make another assumption, but you can certainly do your best.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
Have a great week!
You are a blessing in my life,
Rev. Patricia Bessey