“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” – Isaac Asimov
This week we are pondering and exploring meditation; specifically the Four Agreements, as written by Don Miguel Ruiz and taught to me by my meditation guru, davidji. Inspired by this awesome weekend meditation
The Third of the Four Agreements is:
Don’t make assumptions.
It is important to remember that we see the world through our own lens and what we see is always colored by our own opinions and perceptions. We can assume that we know what another person is thinking, what they meant by a comment, how they are feeling, instead of having the courage to just ASK. Most times when we make assumptions we are WAY off the mark.
We do this in our relationships, assume that our partner knows what we like and want. It is so much more pure and effective to just ask for what we want. As davidji put it, “when we assume, we guess. When we guess, we project….” He calls this the “agreement of courage through vulnerability…”
Meditate on this today. Are you assuming things about the people and situations in your life? Are there areas where you could improve your communications with others by embracing the vulnerability of just asking?
Take a minute, or five, or 30 today, to be still and connect with your Source and with your highest self. Learn to engage the witness part of your nature and set your intention to not make assumptions.
You are creating your life! Choose your thoughts, your words and your actions and create a life you truly LOVE living! Have an EXTRAORDINARY week!