And if I were, wouldn’t others see that?

If you’re just joining, you may want to start with the intro post, then the First Agreement. Let’s get back on track and take care of each other. Ok, let’s jump in! I still think I am not worthwhile, I feel like a fraud, I’m afraid I’m a disappointment to everyone. We are told what’s acceptable, what’s not acceptable and.. We are taught to judge. I’m loving these five agreements and have learned so much from them. Take nothing Personally!

Clearly, that’s because I take almost everything personally. Commit to NOT taking anything they say personally for the next week.

To truly know who we are, what we are made of? Don’t take anything personally. Wonderful reminder!! There could be 100 reasons you didn’t get a text. Worksheet will open in a new window. Don’t take anything personally is a step by step, day by day, moment by moment journey. You’re personalizing when sitting at a restaurant and it takes 10 minutes for your server to acknowledge your presence, so you think he/she is deliberately ignoring you (for any myriad of reasons). That’s the second agreement of Don Miguel Ruiz’s classic, “The Four Agreements.” I need a reminder today. You will think their response is about you. This series is giving us another opportunity to question where we are and where we wish to be headed on the spiritual journey, we call life. “The Four Agreements 1. Please don’t hold on to the judgements of other people because they’re not about you. This is the epitome of not personalizing. This is how you keep yourself stuck, with a limited perspective of what’s possible. An illustration of a magnifying glass. And yes, isn’t it amazing how much your perspective changes once you stop taking other people personally?

Ruiz continues, “Whatever people do, feel, think or say, don’t take it personally… by taking things personally you set yourself up to suffer for nothing.”. Did you consider your words and what they were telling you about yourself? They really are life-transforming. At the time, I couldn’t understand how someone in pain could keep doing what was detrimental to their emotional health. We think the world revolves around us and everything people do is specifically targeted to us. Our Series; “The Four Agreements – 2nd Agreement: Don’t Take Anything Personally’ Good morning again, and it is great to be with you again, even if it is in these circumstances. 2 min read. You may think they’ve crossed a moral threshold or have a particular opinion about the person and how they live their lives.

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So I open his book to that chapter and read: Don’t Give Up!

“Don’t take anything personally because by taking things personally you set yourself up to suffer for nothing. Therefore, when somebody directs something in your direction, and you take it personally, many times it has more to do with them than it has to do with you. He explains: Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally …Nothing other people do is because of you. And who wants to suffer for nothing?? All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in. It may be an email you get or a comment someone makes that leaves you feeling ignored, misunderstood, not accepted, etc. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in.

When we fastidiously clutch our dream while projecting it onto others, we only perpetuate more misery into our lives and the world around us. Subscribe to The Four Agreement #2: Be Don’t Take Anything Personally “Personal importance, or taking things personally, is the maximum expression of selfishness because we make the assumption that everything is about ‘me’.” — The Four Agreements, Chapter 3 Yes, taking things personally is all about ourselves; our ego.
Use simple bullet points, writing down what happened and how you personalized. This a hard nut to crack and even a harder nut to chew. Skip to main content. In the restaurant scenario, you’re able to confirm the belief that you’re not important or you don’t matter or you’re invisible. Welcome back to my blog series on “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom” by Don Miguel Ruiz.

This is another HUGE one I see, particularly with insecure attachment. We are of God, Divine Spirit…we are spiritual beings; we are not powerless, not weak, but powerful. Jot these down in your journal without commentary or judgment. It can be difficult to not be offended when that statement hits a chord within you. Displaying top 8 worksheets found for - Dont Take Anything Personally. When we are immune to the opinions and actions of other people, we won’t get into the mindset of being a victim and suffering needlessly. However, we must always remember it is their dream that they’re projecting out into the world. This agreement is not about us absconding responsibility and the consequences for ourselves. I feel like, in telling myself that I am only making things up–another one of my mental tricks. It’s about learning to recognise the dream you’re living and paying attention to the dream that others are living. Take the opportunity to transform that energy to growth. (3 Reasons Why You Should). Dont Take Anything Personally - Displaying top 8 worksheets found for this concept. How do I just BELIEVE that I’m good enough or even wonderful?