The last of the Four Agreements is: Always do your best. For many, this brings up visions of hard work, stress and endless re-dos until the final result is flawless, but doing your best isn't always about absolute perfection. What is “best” for one person, may be impossible for another to achieve. If you have never picked up a violin, your best will sound nothing like a symphony orchestra player, but it is still your best.
Few of us have the option to go to the top of a mountain and hide away from the world. We must interact with society and live "everyday" lives outside of our spiritual practice. The key to survival in the "real" world, is to be proactive rather than preemptive. When you behave preemptively, you expect danger, negativity and fear. You may even lash out at another to keep them from emotionally attacking you. Being preemptive is walking around with a closed posture, not smiling and feeling constantly judged and under scrutiny. This is the way of the victim. It is much more powerful to be proactive. Walk with your shoulders back, head high and smiling. It feels better and is...
Becoming a Master is less about certificates and titles than it is about waking up every morning and making a decision to be the master of your emotions and actions. It is choosing to be kind and loving to others when tempted to return words of anger or judgement, because you know that revenge will […]
Let all your actions come from love. You never know when a smile or kind word is just what is needed to save a life! When we help others, we act as Earth Angels and bring Heaven a bit closer to Earth. The effects of a single act of compassion can “go viral” and travel […]