The words we speak and even write are just as powerful as our thoughts. One of Don Miguel Ruiz’s Four Agreements is:
Be Impeccable with your Word
Though this my sound like a very simple agreement, it is not easy to implement. Many of us, including me, tend to focus on what’s “wrong” in our lives.
This only keeps us in a victim mentality in which our thoughts and our spoken or written words are often filled with negative connotations.
In recent years I became aware that the more I complained internally and externally plus gossiped about every single thing that was not the way I wanted.
Not only did I attract more reasons to find fault with others and/or circumstances. I was unable to move forward effortlessly in my life and instead I remained stuck in a vicious cycle of endless drama.
Admittedly, this became emotionally-physically-spiritually draining and though I attempted numerous times over the course of the past 11 years to apply this first and powerful agreement—be impeccable with your word.
It wasn’t until I consciously made a choice to take responsibility for my actions, stay true to my convictions and honor my soul did I finally feel good, happy and at peace in my life.
We all have superhero powers
In any given moment we can choose to use the power of the word and spread our fears by constantly blaming, whining, complaining and gossiping or, we can spread love.
Stand in your power
If know who you are then people's opinions or remarks will not affect you. When someone gives you a compliment it’s easy to feel good, but if it were a demeaning word, of course you would feel bad.
However, if you react, not only on a subconscious level do you believe them, you are also giving your power away. The goal is to feel neutral so that you don’t fixate on the negative energy. Not easy, but it can be done.
When you think and speak words that are uplifting, you feel good. Everything goes right and therefore you attract more of the same. Train yourself to say positive words in the morning and at night until they become a habit.
Gratitude is the best attitude
Regardless of your circumstances, there is always something to be grateful for. Did you wake up this morning? Thank you! Someone did not make it. Do you have a home? Thank you! Someone is homeless.
Focusing on what’s right in your life creates abundance. With consistent and deliberate intentions, you can transform your life if you are impeccable with your word.