When something keeps showing up in my life I try to stop and listen.  If the message is repeated often, it is usually because I failed to raise my awareness to what the Universe was trying to tell me the first time. We often get so busy in life that we ignore the messages that are sometimes placed right in front of us.

Recently, a student and friend shared with me a picture that summarized the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.  For those not familiar with the book, the Four Agreements provide four simple steps to finding happiness and personal freedom.

  1. Be impeccable with your word
  2. Don’t take anything personally
  3. Don’t make assumptions
  4. Always do your best

I have read the book a number of times, but it has been a few years since I last picked it up.  The picture brought my focus to the Four Agreements, and made me think of the book but that is as far as it went. A couple of weeks later, davidji, whose video blogs and meditations I enjoy each week (and I’m excited to be studying in California with him next month!) spoke about Don Miguel Ruiz’s Four Agreements.

Was the Universe trying to tell me it was time to pick up the Four Agreements again? Maybe there was something that I was meant to visit in the book that tied into the life I am living today, in this moment. So I look forward to going to my bookshelf and visiting with my old friend, the book Four Agreements, and seeing what path it guides me down.

If you haven’t read the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, or even if you have, consider this a message from the Universe that maybe you should explore the book.