If you are familiar with the 1997 book “The Four Agreements” written by Don Miguel Ruiz, then perhaps these pearls of wisdom will resonate with you. Life recently reminded me in a very practical and somewhat painful way, just how important it is to be impeccable with your word, to not take things personally, to not assume anything and to always do your best.
Be impeccable with your word. I was recently on the receiving end of someone who did not keep his word to me. It felt awful to be placed way down at the bottom of a busy list. I felt rejected, abandoned and silly for being on a very separate page in a very different book. The person did apologise and all is well now. It got me thinking though, people are not all evil or all good or all pure or all disappointing. People make mistakes, it is human to err. However, a substantial amount of trust is eroded when you do not keep your word or your commitments. Incongruence erodes trust in relationships. Without trust, it is very challenging to love with an open heart. That is why it is so important to be impeccable with your word: say what you mean and do what you say.
I watched a documentary last week called PressPausePlay. I blogged about it on my My Curious Mind blog and swiftly proceeded to hunt-gather as much info as I could find on the web about Olafur Arnalds which wasn’t too hard because he’s here, here and here. I felt inspired.
I am sharing these two videos because they are incredibly moving, musically and visually.
It is hard to describe in words the exact type of feelings that come up when you tune into art like this. I downloaded four of his albums from iTunes for $9.99 each, so easy, so convenient and so very legal. I will be absorbing his music and integrating it into my Vinyasa yoga practice. Let us see what unfolds. Watch this space!