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Three Ways To Break Old Agreements

Three Ways To Break Old Agreements

  • There are lots of them, waiting to be learned.
  1. Start noticing the beliefs you have, which are based on fear and make you unhappy
  2. Learn to forgive the people who hurt you, most of all yourself.
  3. Remember that each day could be your last to stay in the present.

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  1. “Be impeccable with your word”: Say only what you mean.
  2. “Don’t take anything personally”: Understand that other’s words are the product of their domesticated lives.
  3. “Don’t make assumptions”:

  • When someone calls you ugly, it says a whole lot more about them and their problems than about you.
  • Whatever issues they’re dealing with has led them to take their frustration out on you.
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  • … is a process that starts the day we’re born. You don’t pick your first language, you don’t choose your first school and you can’t control what attitudes your parents instill in you.
  • Parents, peers, teachers, religion, all these influences instill a set of rules

  • It means doing the best that you can individually manage, which can vary by situation.
  • You can avoid feelings of regret and accept that people do their best at every moment.
  • You will come to enjoy the action i...

• Speak with integrity.

  • We are Domesticated” — Social norms & rules are lodged deep within us.

  • In Miguel’s eyes, making assumptions leads to suffering.
  • Assumptions often have very little basis in reality and are only real in our imaginations.
  • To overcome this expectation, ask questions and maintain clear communication with others

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