Inside the Mind of Isadora

Nurture Yourself – Don’t make Assumptions

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A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others,

is stronger than any physical force in the universe ~ Wayne Dyer ~

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Nurture Yourself – Don’t make Assumptions

If you missed my previous two posts on the

Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz you can read

Nurture Yourself – Be Impeccable with Your Word

and Nurture Yourself – Don’t Take Anything Personally

by clicking on each title.

Do you judge others?

Are you snubbing your nose at the way another looks or lives their life?

It’s difficult to admit that we may have done this.

But, we all make assumptions about others based on our own beliefs and experiences.

With little thought, we continue with the assumptions and then believe them.

The story that follows says it best.

The Window from which We Look

A young couple moved into a new neighborhood.
Another couple, who resided across from them, was having breakfast the next morning.

The woman watched as her neighbor hung the 
wash outside.

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“That laundry is not very clean,” she said.

“She doesn’t know how to wash correctly.

Perhaps, she needs better laundry soap.’



Her husband looked up from his newspaper, but remained silent.

Every time the neighbor would hang her wash out to dry,

The woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see

nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:

“Look, she has learned how to wash correctly.

I wonder who taught her this.”

The husband said, “I got up early this morning and
 cleaned our windows.”

And so it is with life.

What we see when watching others

depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

Namaste, Isadora
2015©isadoradelavega

Expression – Helen Jane Long

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The Four Agreements  
The First Agreements : Be Impeccable with Your Word
The Second Agreement : Don’t take Anything Personally
The Third Agreement : Don’t make Assumptions
The Fourth Agreement : Always Do your Best

Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of whom I am no matter what venue I choose to express it.

10 thoughts on “Nurture Yourself – Don’t make Assumptions

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  2. Great story, Issy. What a good lesson. 🙂

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  3. I love that story. Too many times I have caught myself making assumptions of different things. I wonder how many slipped by me unawares. A beautiful post with a wonderful message for all. 🙂 ❤

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  4. A wonderful post and gentle reminder, Issy. I especially like the story as an example. It is so easy to fall into the trap of assumptions — even if it is only available in our minds/thoughts. Thank you for sharing with Nurturing Thursday! YOU are AWESOME! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  5. This is one of the best books that I have been reading. Some years ago but also a great author, one of my favorites 😀

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  6. Love that story Isadora, some times we need to see the world with our eyes wide open. Not judge others and accept people for who they are.

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  7. He cleaned the windows, that’s fab Issy!!!

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  8. I had until recent, the four agreements in my kitchen black board to remind me of them. Amazing how many times I caught myself breaking one of them – mostly assumptions. Thanks for reminding me 🙂

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  9. Great story! Though we’re always going to make assumptions of one sort or another, at least we can wash our mental windows regularly and become more aware of them!

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  10. Great post, Izzy! I read this book a few years ago. When I started noticing the assumptions I was making, I was taken aback. My goodness, they are sneaky little devils, aren’t they? But they sure do skew your way of thinking! Notice the assumptions, drop them, and the world takes on a very different hue–a kinder one. 🙂 ❤

    Thanks for the reminder!

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