More Life: The First Agreement


“The human mind is like a fertile ground where seeds are being planted. These seeds are opinions, ideas, and concepts. You plant a seed, a thought, and it grows. The only problem is that too often it is fertile for the seeds of fear. Every human mind is fertile, but only for those kinds of seeds it is fertile for.”

Doctor, Author, and Toltec Don Miguel Ruiz believes that we’ve all made unnecessary pacts with ourselves. These conscious (and subconscious) agreements tell us who we are, who we can be, and what we can or can’t do. Although these beliefs possess “real” feelings, they’re not real depictions, rather they are stories that we’ve constructed and choose to adhere by. In his book, “The Four Agreements”, Don Miguel shares his ancestral Toltec wisdoms of how to get into alignment with our naturally indigenous standards.

He states that our voice is the wheel that steers our ship, which brings us to the first and most vital of the four agreements, be impeccable with your word. Our words are our creation; they are our force, our gifts from god, and our magic. With them, we have the power to cultivate our most unimaginable dreams. Words imprint on the mind, and the more extrovertive you are with using them, the more transformative your language becomes, both internally and externally. The words that you speak to yourself and others manifest your experiences.

In turn, how you feel about yourself interconnects with the quality and integrity of your word. When our words are used formidably, we go against the universal laws. When we speak ill about each other, we go against ourselves. When we speak ill to ourselves, we induce the seed of fear.

Conclusively, the only liberator of fear is truth. The deeper you rest in your heart, the more enchanting your language becomes. The truth doesn’t contest to giving your input or opinion on matters, but staying grounded does. It’s about being honest about who you are from a sacred place. It is allowing yourself to show up, and allowing others to meet you there.

Relying on truth connects you to others in more ways than you’d fathom. By living in it, you’ll discover that at the root of it all, we all crave the same thing, love. You’ll recognize it when you feel that invisible tug in your conversations.

So, let thy words guide us to the real. Let us grow that feeling when we speak. Let the tones that we dress our words with rest in comfort, and let us position our minds and hearts together, so that when we use them, they’ll drip in honey.

May the force be with Us.