The Four Agreements:
1. 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.
2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
"I like art, and by art I mean music, poetry, sex, paintings, the human body, literature… All of this is art to me."
"If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee."
"Whites can help us but they can’t join us. There can be no black/white unity until there is first some black unity. We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves."
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