“What’s For Fitness Today?” Tip #3- Read “The Four Agreements”

Tip # 3 – Purchase a copy of “The Four Agreements”

April, 3, 2011

Today’s tip is all about being the best person you can be and the book that can help you get there! You may have seen our book review on “The Four Agreements” By Don Miguel Ruiz. This book is all about unlocking our inner wisdom and being the person you always wanted to be before drama, gossip, worry, and anxiety got ahold of you. Sunday is the perfect day to sit quietly and relax with a wonderful soulful book – written to help you bring love, joy and peace into your life; to every part of your being. This book is a gift that never stops giving!

The Four Agreements are:

1. Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity and say only what you mean. This means avoiding gossip, hearsay, and speaking only with love and honest truth.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally: Nothing others do is 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 won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

3. 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.

4. 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.

- Don’t try to take on the entire book in one day or one week.

- Today and for the coming week practice “Be Impeccable with your Word.” Perhaps, journal your experience; this is a wonderful way to learn about yourself.

- Learning any new skill takes time, patience and compassion.

- There is a mini purse version of the book at the bookstore when you need a reminder or moral support away from home! Keep it with you at all times!

Enjoy a few quotes from the book:

You can measure the impeccability of your word by your level of self-love. How much you love yourself and how you feel about yourself are directly proportionate to the quality and integrity of your word. When you are impeccable with your word, you feel good; you feel happy and at peace.

It’ very interesting how the human mind works.

We have the need to justify everything, to explain and understand everything, in order to feel safe. We have millions of questions that need answers because there are so many things that the reasoning mind cannot explain. It is not important if the answer is correct; just the answer itself makes us feel safe. This is why we make assumptions. We make all sorts of assumptions because we don’t have the courage to ask questions.

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. When you always do your best, you take action. Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you’re expecting a reward. Most people do exactly the opposite: they only take action when they expect a reward, and they don’t enjoy the action. And that’s the reason why they don’t do their best.

You can do this!

With love, Allison

Did you miss our first few days of “What’s For Fitness?” Click here 2011/04/01/be-fit-for-your-future-celebrate-your-strength-todays-tip-1-take-the-stairs/ and here whats-for-fitness-with-april-moves-tip-2-wear-a-pedometer-everyday/

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  1. Thank you so much, dear Allison; this is so beautiful and Zen-like. I needed to read this today, and being on a hiatus from constant self-imposed stress, I was led to read your inspirational post. This has already helped me to feel better and keep self-renewing and reinventing. Again, thanks!

    • Dear Shen; I must tell you that when I read a comment such as yours, every part of my being smiles. My only intention for this website was to support and hopefully inspire woman to feel good, feel love for themselves and find joy and peace inside and out! Our entire team at Askinyourface.com deeply appreciates your beautiful and heartfelt comments. Thank you for your continued readership and support. You too are an inspiration for all of us. With love – Allison

  2. Dear Allison; I have been reading and enjoying your site for quite a long time, but I never really took the time to ‘surf’ it in its entirety, so it was by accident that just last week, I stumbled across your explanation for its creation, and I was positively caught off guard. Your candor and sincerity were unexpected, and of course, your reasons spoke to my inner core. I think our world has become so very supeficial, and your site celebrates woman for who they are, how they think, and gives us a fresh perpective to face the world with a more gentler armor. Sometimes we are our harshest critics, and this journey of”What’s For Fitness Today?” has been extremely elevating and more than helpful. I think I am trying to thank you for being so honest and open, and for casting a safety net for many of us to grab and savor.

    Love,
    S

    • Hi Shen – Thank you! Your comments are deeply felt. This is exactly and only why I keep Askinyourface.com going. To know that my work is making a positive difference in your life, well- it just doesn’t get any better for me! Love, Allison

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