Good day friends,
Over the next few weeks, I am reading, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Some days I will Quote a page or just give you a summary of what I read and how I understand it. I am just an ordinary person, and I find it interesting how different people and cultures see the world. This is not based on any typical religion. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. Please keep an open mind.
The Third Agreement: Don’t Make Assumptions – Part 1
“The Third Agreement is Don’t make Assumptions.
We have the tendency to make assumptions about everything. The problem with making assumptions is that we believe they are the truth. We could swear they are real. We make assumptions about what others are doing or thinking – we take it personally – then we blame them and react by sending emotional poison with our word. That is why whenever we make assumptions, we’re asking for problems. We make an assumption, we misunderstand, we take it personally, and we end up creating a whole big drama for nothing.
All the sadness and drama you have lived in your life was rooted in making assumptions and taking things personally. Take a moment to consider the truth of this statement. The whole war of control between humans is about making assumptions and taking things personally. Our whole dream of hell is based on that.”Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements
Well what can I say. I am guilty. I think I have the power to read peoples minds. I think I know what they are thinking. I think I know what they are doing behind close doors. Oh my word I am soooo guilty of making assumptions.
Be honest with yourself have you ever look at your partner and assumed what he or she was thinking or planning and then you pick a fight and make a whole unpleasant thing out of what you thought they were thinking or planning… Meanwhile you made it up all in your mind….
The lesson to learn is spare yourself a lot of pain and unpleasantness by NOT MAKING ASSUMPTIONS.
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Have a Blessed day.