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 I’m aware that my best today may be different than I expect.
No matter what I learn or practice, it will not be as good as it will get if I continue to work with the information and practice the techniques. I understand that I may feel some frustration and I may feel overwhelmed at times. I also understand that these feelings are temporary and are part of my “best” for today.
I get more and more in touch with the 4th agreement on “doing my best” each day and especially on days when I am doing something new and out of the ordinary. I am getting better at accepting that as long as I know I have given the best I have at each moment, that is good enough.
In the book, The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz, the four agreements are discussed in ways to help us move away from being so negative about ourselves and others and as we practice each of these agreements, we get closer to being happier, more loving and accepting of ourselves and others. What is a better goal than to happier and more loving and accepting? We are all works in progress and, if and when we are open and willing to use what we have, and where we have been, to move forward into being a better version of ourselves, then we are definitely moving in a good direction!
As I am kind and patient with myself it is easier to be my best and encourage others to do the same. We can all do this in each and every day. If you are a parent, find the best in your kids and let them know about it! If you are an employer, find the best in your employees and let them know about it! If you are an employee, find the best in your job and acknowledge it! If you are a person, find the best in yourself and acknowledge it!
Every time I read this book, I get more and more out of it and I hope these words have encouraged you to read the book, try out the agreements, or at least give these ideas some thought. I have never met the author (but I would like to) and I’m only sharing what I have found helpful. We are not a prisoner of what others have taught us or think about us. We ultimately get to decide what we believe and who and what we are. Enjoy the process!