Toltec Wisdom

Today I read The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. It was an interesting reading that connects with other books that I read.

My first highlight is

Children compete for the attention of their parents, their teachers, tehir friends. “Look at me! Look at what I’m doing! Hey, I’m here.” The need for attention becomes very strong and continues into adulthood.

This is one of the reasons that social media is so addicted, it gives opportunity for us to ask for attention and provide us with the illusion that we have someone’s attention.

My second highlight is

And the limit of your self-abuse is exactly the limit that you will tolerate from someone else. If someone abuses you a little more than you abuse yourself, you will probably walk away from that person. But if someone abuses you a little less than you abuse yourself, you will probably stay in the relationship and toerate it endless. (…) If you love me the way I am, “Okay, take me.” If you don’t love me the way I am, “Okay, bye-bye. Find someone else.” If may sound harsh, but this kind of communication means the personal agreements we make with others are clear and impeccable.

I think that I had a big limit to tolerate people’s abuse but, last year, I experience some episodes that were too much and I have to say “bye-bye” to some friends. I learnt my lesson and I’m working to say “bye-bye” sooner and often.

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