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I am doing my best not to take anything personally. I understand that it’s not about me, but when people criticize me or say something hurtful, I still feel really awful. What am I doing wrong?

Don Miguel’s Answer:

There is no...

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Does being impeccable mean that you always tell the truth, even when it hurts someone’s feelings? How can I be impeccable without hurting others?

Don Miguel’s Answer:

Well, you are also impeccable when you don’t put your nos...

by don Miguel Ruiz with Janet Mills

Think of a problem in your life that has caused you to worry or suffer. Then imagine that you can view your life through the lens of a magical camera. When you zoom in, you see and feel every detail and facet of your life; anything that ...

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My whole life I have struggled with feelings of inadequacy, particularly when around people in positions of authority or those whose intelligence I feel far exceeds my own. How can I make a lasting change in this area?

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How do you interact with someone who takes everything personally while remaining true to yourself?

Don Miguel’s Answer:

If someone takes things personally it’s not our problem. It’s not up to us to impose this agreement on any...

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How do I stop taking things personally? My feelings get hurt easily when I feel I am being harshly criticized or teased by my co-workers.

Don Miguel’s Answer:

The way we stop taking things personally is by practice. But we also ne...

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How do I develop the discipline to apply The Four Agreements?

Don Miguel’s Answer:

We develop the discipline by practicing. Just practice the agreements and “always do your best,” which is the fourth agreement. Pr...

by don Miguel Ruiz with Janet Mills

The first and most important of The Four Agreements is be impeccable with your word. The word is your power of creation, and that power can be used in more than one direction. One direction is impeccability, where the word creat...

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