Celebrate Freedom

Freedom has different meanings depending on where we live.  Sometimes it refers to politics or religion.  Sometimes it is personal freedoms.  We all have the freedom to think what ever we choose, but we don’t all have the freedom to express those thoughts. As we enter the summer, with it’s longer days and beauty in…

The Four Agreements Have No End

Each time I have read this book, “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz, I have come away with something a little different.  I chose to blog about this book because I have read it many times over the last several years and it still gives me something new to  ponder. Human beings are emotional…

My Best Today

I am taking a class on using vibrations as a method of relaxation.  It is fun, it is exciting and it is scary!  There is a ton of new information and there is a great deal to learn and understand.  As I go through my day, I am reminded to “always do my best” and…

Always Do Your Best

The 4th agreement is about always doing your best.  Sometimes when I sit down to blog, the picture above is a good example of how I am feeling!  Some days, I can write and rewrite and still not be happy with the outcome.  But when I remind myself of this last of the 4 agreements,…

Endings = Beginnings

We are always faced with endings.  Throughout our lives, we experience ending after ending, but if you think about it, that’s not a bad thing.  Because it also allows to experience beginning after  beginning. It’s the month where schools are nearing their end and graduation season is beginning.  For some this is a time of…

Last Word on Words

One last thought before I move on to the next agreement.  I tried this last week and I was ok with the results, but definitely recognize I need to keep working on this myself.  How often do people speak without really considering how the person receiving those words will interpret them?  My guess is it’s…

Do We Use Words to Help or Hurt?

So how do you find that you are using your words?  Are you using them in kind and thoughtful ways or are you using them in other ways more than you would like? If we change how we use our words, we will also change how we feel about ourselves, others and even situations.  Let…

The 1st One

In the book, “The Four Agreements”, by Don Miguel Ruiz, there are four unspoken agreements that we make over time and he explores how they affect our lives and our relationships.  His premise is that we have made many unspoken agreements in our lives and that if we can learn the four agreements that he…

Unspoken Agreements

Last month I focused on an experiment to better understand myself.  I will be honest, it was a challenge to watch my language because, despite the fact I always try to do that, I found myself still saying things that weren’t designed to move me forward.  I did fall into some griping, whining and complaining,…

RESPECT

Respect is a word that many use, but few seem to really understand.  Merriam-Webster defines it as giving high or special regard as the 3rd definition.    The first 2 definitions include referencing a particular thing or event and an act of giving particular attention.  The respect I am speaking of is the high or special…