In the last blog post I talked about the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.
I was working with “Don’t make assumptions.”
I thought one day would do it. HA! Two weeks later and I find daily how many times I assume.
When someone doesn’t respond to my text message.
When someone calls me and the message doesn’t make sense to me.
When a client looks at me a certain way.
When my dog looks at me a certain way!
GEEZ! When the dog gets involved in my messed up thinking I know I am in trouble.
So, I have worked hard to stop assuming. I have asked more questions and have actually outed some of my assumptions. I have communicated even when it was easier to just assume and go on my merry way.
This has led to a certain kind of vulnerability that can be scary but also enlivening.
I have felt more engaged in my life. I have noticed more. I have felt more. I have actually breathed more. It is amazing how much we all tend to hold our breath!
I even think the dog is looking at me differently!
How did you do?
Please feel free to get in touch and share your own stories.
P.S. I could not resist putting in a picture of our beautiful Delaware River. When all else fails, I hit the water!