Avoid using words to talk negatively about yourself or gossip about others. Being impeccable with your word means using your thoughts and words with integrity to make you feel GOOD. Since thoughts and words are choices, learning to think and speak intentionally to intentionally create what you desire can be of immense value to your life. Being impeccable with your word means THINKing with integrity, THINKing only what you really want to say, THINKing only what you really desire, and thinking only the truth about yourself and others. So what does it mean to be impeccable with your word? From its Latin roots, it means “sinless,” which Ruiz explains in more detail: During my years of learning with college journalism students, I noticed a student who always, always, stopped before speaking. The first chord in the book is a simple but very powerful chord: Be impeccable with your word. For me, it`s just as important to be impeccable with your thoughts, because thoughts are “words you hear inside.” The words and thoughts you say over and over again can become habits or beliefs (sometimes consciously, but sometimes unconsciously!) 3. Practice using instant responses to your own favorite words to show the people you`ve heard, “It`s so interesting”; “wow, fascinating”; “it`s great”; “Can you tell me more about ____ or `it`s horrible`; ” My God, what a terrible challenge. Note that these sentences do not begin in a story of competition about yourself. Write a list to get used to the type of wording you want to imagine right now: especially useful for dealing with difficult, irrational or rude people.
I really enjoy reading the Four Accords, and as always, I love their down-to-earth thoughts about it. You and your authenticity really speak to me, and I appreciate it very much. This first agreement calls us to be “impeccable” in our words. This is the agreement on which all other agreements are based. Just sticking to this agreement can change your life. When you blame others, you are not impeccable with your word. Angry words addressed to someone else (whether they hear them or not) are angry words that you use against yourself. They are a reflection of how you feel inside. It comes from a place of faith that is owed to you by that person instead of looking at where you let yourself down. In contrast, true words of love addressed to someone else come from a loving place within. Angry words never come from a loving place or vice versa. “The first chord is the most important and also the most difficult to honor.” – The Four Accords, Chapter 2 The word as a symbol has the magic and power of creation because it can reproduce an image, an idea, a feeling or an entire story in your imagination.
Just hearing the word horse can reproduce an entire image in your head. It is the power of a symbol. But it can be even more powerful than that. If you only say two words, The Godfather, an entire movie may appear in your head. It`s your magic, your creative power, and it starts with the Word. You tell yourself a story, but is it the truth? When you use the word to create a story of self-judgment and self-rejection, you are using the word against yourself and you are not flawless. If you`re impeccable, you won`t think, “I`m old. I`m ugly. I`m fat. I`m not good enough. I`m not strong enough. I will never get there in life.
You will not use your knowledge against yourself, which means that your voice of knowledge will not use the word to judge, convict, and punish you. Your mind is so powerful that it perceives the story you are creating. When you create self-judgment, you create an inner conflict that is nothing but a nightmare. I don`t use language to shock or manipulate; it`s just who I am and how I speak naturally. I`m a little rough on the edges this way, and I don`t want to change it. Can I clean it if necessary? Of course! But my podcast is my arena to say it as it is, so holding back would be against this deal. And it would probably be uncomfortable to listen! If you use your words for good, you can plant new seeds in yourself and in others – breaking old and bad chords and creating new positive ones. For example, telling a child that they are working hard plants a seed of pride. If you hear someone singing and telling them that their voice is beautiful, you may be helping to break a spell that has already been cast by someone else`s careless words. I practice this every day with my husband, and we have the most amazing relationship because of it. We talk vulnerable and share even the ugliest parts of ourselves.
I`ve never felt so connected to a partner in my life. In The Four Chords of Don Miguel Ruiz is the first chord that Ruiz prescribes to be impeccable in our words. I really enjoyed reading this, thank you Tracy. I also listened to Peter Coyote`s audiobook, which I recommend, and just bought a paperback to read with your blog posts. 5) Practice adapting to yourself and asking yourself, “How am I feeling right now?” When you feel good, you think and speak with integrity and alignment. When you feel bad, you think and speak out of integrity. It`s easy to think with integrity – find thoughts that make you feel good about thinking and focus your attention only on them. .