A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe ~ Wayne Dyer ~
Nurture Yourself – Don’t make Assumptions
If you missed my previous two posts on the
Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz you can read
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.
“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.
Expression – Helen Jane Long
Becca from ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea’ hosts
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