Spiritual Discipline, Focus, and Peace
The Four Agreements advocate personal freedom from agreements and beliefs that we have made with ourselves and others that are creating limitation and unhappiness in our lives. Ultimately, it is about finding one’s own integrity, self-love, and peace by way of absolving oneself from responsibility for the woes of others.
The Four Agreements are:
1. Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using your Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.
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.
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.
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.
Kanye West - Racism
Privilege exists in society, no doubt. Need I repeat myself?
Its very to take a step back and analyze. Everyone does what they do for a reason, so think before you judge.
From the Hurricane Katrina views to the incident with Taylor Swift at the Awards, many might be led to believe that he is a racist. But what people really need to understand is Kanye West has strived to be a voice for the Black community. The way in which he has gone about it has caused those who aren’t part of the oppressed community to look down on him, but I know that no one is perfect. I honestly believe in this man, and I believe that he can do great things for the Black community. He is growing and learning just as we all are, so don’t be quick too judge him for not making perfect decisions.
Martin Luther King once said, “We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline,” meaning, you cannot rise nor can you teach others to rise from oppression without discipline and dignity. It is true that for a long time the White community and media has put the Black community down in a terrible way. But even in times of greatest oppression, MLK held his head high with dignity and respect for all. In the same way, I believe that Kanye West will learn to help others rise from oppression.
I honestly do have faith in him.
All you have to do is stop. NOT doing something is a million times easier than actually doing something… I promise you. Moral compass. It seriously works like crazy.
Anyone is capable of indecency, bitterness, and hate. Only the strong are capable of discipline, kindness, and love.
Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.