I just read an inspirational book called "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz, which had a positive impact on my life and wanted to share it with you.
One of the first agreements is "Be impeccable with your word." Don Miguel says that being impeccable is not going against yourself. When you are impeccable, you take responsibility for your actions, but you do not judge or blame yourself.
My perception is that our words are very powerful as well as our thoughts. I choose kind words and thoughts over hurtful ones. That also includes self talk and the inner dialog that goes on within me. It has taken a lot of practice to change that inner voice in my head to be loving and supportive rather that abusive and unsupportive. The skills I learned at University of Santa Monica have changed my life forever and I am so grateful for that experience.
The next blog will be about the 2nd agreement.