BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, December 20th, 2021 by Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz in THE FIFTH AGREEMENT

Be impeccable with your word really means never use the power of the word against yourself. When you’re impeccable with your word, you never betray yourself. You never use the word to gossip about yourself or to spread emotional poison by gossiping about other people. Gossiping is the main form of communication in human society, and we learn how to gossip by agreement. When we are children, we hear the adults around us gossiping about themselves, and giving their opinions about other people, including people they don’t even know. But now you are aware that our opinions are not the truth; they’re just a point of view.

Remember, you are the creator of your own life story. If you use the word impeccably, just imagine the story that you are going to create for yourself. You’re going to use the word in the direction of truth and love for yourself. You’re going to use the word to express the truth in every thought, in every action, in every word you use to describe yourself, to describe your own life story. And what will be the result? An extraordinarily beautiful life. In other words, you are going to be happy.”

Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz, in “The Fifth Agreement”

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