“Be Your Own Author”
“Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
‘The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom’
“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.” (Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom)
“To be authentic literally means to be your own author.” (Dan Millman)