TO THE FOUR AGREEMENTS

To “Be Impeccable With Your Word,”
only requires speaking the True.
and it will never be the same for another,
so never fear speaking your own You.

“Don’t Take Anything Personally,”
for other’s dealings are simply their own.
Allow others their decisions and movings,
and tend only to those you have known.

“Never Make Assumptions,” they backfire,
for you only include yourself,
and as soon as you interject your own ways,
you negate the other’s experience they felt.

And finally, just “Always Do Your Best,”
for it saves much grief later on;
it eliminates the guessing of If Only,
and allows you to live calmly, and strong,

It is these tenants of the Ancients
that I now endeavor to seek.
I want to be Impeccable in all that I do,
all I perceive, and all that I speak.

So, these Toltecs, and Mayans and Aztecs,
who lived so blissfully, colorfully, yet brief,
made sure that all they knew, lived and embraced,
was set down for others to seek.

And I’m finding that prays are just that after all-
you wish in what you eventually receive,
and when you concentrate your effort,
you begin to live in what you believe.

I know my Word now as being personal,
and I know Truth now as only my own;
I can only ask so as not to Assume things,
and doing my Best is the pray I intone.

Seeking the guidance of these Wisdoms
and accepting what I have at stake
gives me strength, joy, and endeavor
to continue on in this Life that I make.

I tired long ago of apology,
and so I have learned to temper myself,
to be allowing and caring to others,
and what ever cards they’ve been dealt.

I am delighted to be sought for counsel,
for some know the hells over which I won,
and they know me now too, finally happy,
with Wisdoms of my own, to pass on.

~


August 21, 2011

Graphic: El Tunal con el Aguila que Hallaron en la Laguna.

"The Tunal With The Eagle That They Found In The Lagoon"

A depiction in the Tovar Codex, a 16th Century tome detailing the rites and ceremonies of the Aztecs, who were guided by the prophesies of Huitzilopochtii to end their migration further north by establishing Tenochtitlan.  The Eagle, the Snake, and the Cactus represent the belief in living by The Four Agreements.

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on June 22, 2017 at 11:23am

Excellent post.  Nothing here with which I can disagree.  R&L

Comment by marilyn sands on June 22, 2017 at 11:44am

It's all good!  R&L

Comment by koshersalaami on June 22, 2017 at 6:13pm

Those are remarkably good

Comment by Token on June 22, 2017 at 7:35pm

:-)

Comment by The Songbird on June 22, 2017 at 7:51pm

Thanks, all; so glad you like.  They're meant to be shared, The Four Agreements, and I find myself going back to their simplicity in times of roilings, questions, and such, for true Place, and settling. They all dovetail beautifully together, and I love their history, as well as the amazing iconography.  Good stuff!  'Precitate it! 

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