I reread The Four Agreements, which should make the whole “live the four agreements” thing even easier, as it’s fresh in my mind.
Not unexpectedly, I picked up on different lessons in the book this time around. To help me really live these agreements, I thought I’d create some affirmations using text from the book. The entire last three chapters, The Toltec Path to Freedom/Breaking Old Agreements, The New Dream/Heaven on Earth and Prayers, would be suitable as one giant affirmation, but I thought it might be too bulky ;)
I copied the text below into my journal last night and read them out loud first thing (before I even got out of bed) this morning. They’re not word-for-word from the book; I edited them to be more affirmation-y. They’re written separately here so that I could include page references, but I read them as one out loud:
- I am awake, I see the sun, I give my gratitude to the sun and to everything and everyone, because I am still alive. I have one more day to be myself. (pg. 119)
- Today, I agree to be the warrior I am meant to be. The warrior has awareness. The warrior has control. (pg. 117)
- I open my eyes and look outside. I see love coming out of the trees, love coming out of the sky, love coming out of the light. I will perceive love from everything around me. This is the state of bliss. I perceive love directly from everything, including myself and other humans. (pg. 124)
- I see myself living a new life, a new dream, and I am free to be who I really am. (pg. 124)
- I have permission to be happy and to really enjoy my life. My life is free of conflict with myself and with others. (pg. 125)
- I live my life without judging others. I can easily forgive and let go of any judgments I have. I respect myself and everyone else, and they respect me in return. (pg. 125)
- I love myself just the way I am, I love my body just the way it is, and I love my emotions just the way they are. I know I am perfect just as I am. (pg. 126)
- I live in the state of grace, the state of bliss, the dream of heaven. (pg. 126)
I love that last part, “I live in the state of grace.” Sigh.
I believe that reviewing these first thing this morning helped me with two other “things” of mine: kick ass at work and create and stick to a morning schedule with my son. I managed to avoid a couple specific, and what would have been emotionally-driven conflicts at work today, and AC and I got out of the house with time to spare :)
I plan to read the above passages each morning, from my bed. What a lovely way to start the day!