13 Dec The Four Agreements – Lesson 7 of 10 – The Third Agreement: Don’t Make Assumptions
This video from The Four Agreements Online Course presents the third agreement: “Don’t make assumptions.” The objective of this lesson is to become aware that most assumptions are nothing more than stories we tell ourselves when we don’t know the truth.
Almost all of the needless suffering in our lives is rooted in making assumptions, taking things personally, and misusing our word. We listen to the voices talking in our heads. One assumption leads to another assumption. We jump to conclusions, take our story personally, and react by sending emotional poison with our word.
QUOTES from don Miguel Ruiz:
“Making assumptions is just looking for trouble because most assumptions are not the truth; they’re fiction.”
“Most of our assumptions are made unconsciously because we have agreed to communicate this way. We have agreed that it is not safe to ask questions. If we just ask questions, we won’t have to make assumptions. It’s always better to ask and be clear.”
“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.”
QUESTIONS for you:
Are you aware that almost everything you tell yourself is an assumption?
Are you in the habit of making assumptions, taking them personally, and creating a conflict for nothing?
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