My mind woke me up at this morning. It’s a double edge sword, since I want to wake up early and ready to tackle the world, but I really want to sleep until my alarm goes off at 6:00 am. This morning my mind was ready to get the day started. I had work projects, personal craft projects and a chore list on my mind. Needless to say, after resting for a bit longer, I decided to check my phone, and it read exactly 5:00 am. So here I am, up and NOT really ready to tackle the day, but going to attempt it.
I started listening to the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz yesterday on youtube. I listen to various books on repeat to hear the message differently depending on where I am in my journey. It might be the Strangest Secret by Earl Nightengale or The Success Principles by Jack Cranfield. Or any other personal development audio that sparks my interest. Yesterday, The Four Agreements made it to my feed.
The first part of the Four Agreements is to be Impeccable with your word; it details how words are spells we cast either on us, or onto other people. Now, I realize this sounds a little hokey reading that, but think about the word “Spelling”. The root word – spell. When looking up the definition there is an occult, meteorology, medicine and wood definition for that one simple word, spell. We almost all agree that words have power, that they can build a person up or tear a person down. They can be affirming to our life or damaging. So the authors use of “casting spells” and “magic” isn’t too far off for me to follow along. I think my take away yesterday, for the short bit I listened to, is to get back to basics and say what I mean and mean what I say. That flows into all aspects of my life, work, personal and family. To use my energy working towards the direction I need to focus, and not everywhere else for everyone else. I have a tendency to lose my direction easily…. I mean anyone that has had a conversation with me knows I trail off and get lost 🙂 Part of it is my ADHD, and part of it is not being intentional with my words or thoughts. So with that, in the night I thought about some of the things I committed to and have not finished. I need to follow through with what I said I would do. Not just for the recipient but for me; that I know that I’m being impeccable with my word.
Here is the authors excerpt:
“Be Impeccable with your word: speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love”
Here Is a link to the free audio version. It may not stay long, since it’s a bootleg on youtube.
Random thoughts on a Wednesday morning.