Be impeccable with YOUR Word
Dear Beautiful Being,
“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” ~ The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
This is the First of the Four Agreements that has the potential to transform personal lives in the most simple way — the way YOU use words.
Words are POWERFUL
They have the power to bring Beings together in times of celebration or drive them apart in times of war. Words have power to evoke emotions on opposite ends of the spectrum from Love through to anger. Words empower us to understand and be to be understood. Words have the power to raise someone’s spirits up or to reduce someone to tears.
Words carry an ENERGY with its expression… it carries an intent. An intent which creates an effect that YOU have a part in creating.
Words can be a beautiful gift or a living hell…
A gift when it is used with loving intention or a living hell because of being unconscious about using it. And by unconscious Beautiful Being, meaning do you just say things for the sake of it?
Do you find you tell little lies if you are really being honest with yourself by maybe saying things like ‘yes lets see each other soon’ when really you know you have no intention of it, or saying ‘yes’ when you really want to say ‘no’
This first agreement proposed by Don Miguel Ruiz is EMPOWERING— it is a call to only say what it is you intend for, what it is you TRULY intend to CREATE and to actually mean it.
How many times have you said something you didn’t really believe or intend to do, but you just said it?
Whilst it may not seem like a a big deal at time but in the long run it is. You may not see how you are creating a way of being able to lie to yourself — to not keep your word to your own self. And when you do that Beautiful Being — what does your word mean when you give it to anyone else? How are you able to ever believe your own self?
It’s through these ‘little’ behaviours that creates the HABBIT to NOT stick to goals, to NOT follow dreams, to NOT give 100% of your presence to something and slowly over time you are just filling spaces with words YOU don’t really care about — because you never gave yourself reason to be impeccable with your word to YOURSELF. These little behaviours allows the space for gossiping about yourself, gossiping about others… just saying things you don’t mean.
Words are NEVER empty — the are filled with an effect that comes back to YOU. Even when you don’t say what you mean, you FEEL the impact of it of having to live with knowing you are NOT really being YOURSELF. And what is the point in that?
What if you paid attention to your words and became impeccable with them?
That you spoke to yourself in a non judgemental non blaming way — that you spoke to yourself in a loving way.
That you only said what you actually mean.
And what would happen if you decided to not speak badly about yourself or anyone else? Can you imagine the space it would clear within you — all the energy you would have available? And potentially how Life may start to change because you only ever say what you mean and using the word to move in the direction of Love and Truth.
After all isn’t that what really matters — Love and Truth?
Imagine Beautiful Being how the First Agreement could transform you — all it takes is to decide to commit, bring awareness to your words and start right now… you have the power of words… how will YOU empower yourself?
Thank you for being beautifully you
Much love and light