1. Be impeccable with your words: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
(This really hit home with me. How often do I speak ill of myself or get caught up in office gossip...too often, I'd say!)
2. Don't take anything personally: Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.
(Again, this is a huge one. If someone is having a bad day or not being kind, why do I think they might be mad at me?)
3. Don't make assumptions: Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
(Well...you know what they say about assuming ~ it makes an ass out of u and me!)
4. Always do your best: Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
(Et, voila! Just what Mom always told me - just do your best!)