Updated: Jul 2, 2021
Be impeccable with your word
One of the four agreements written by Don Miguel Ruiz is “Be impeccable with your word”
I know there are many connotations around being impeccable with your word. My take on this is around speaking with clarity, being very clear with our communication in our relationships, regardless of the relationship or partnership, work, personal, or friendship. In all these relationships we need to be able to speak clearly and state our needs in a grounded way.
We have learned sadly along the way to “say nothing” “don’t rock the boat” which can cause so much resentment and disappointment in relationships, as we expect others to read our minds to “know” what our needs are, a lot of the time we don’t know our own needs so hence the issue!!!
This idea that others “should” know what we need or what we are thinking is a behavior that needs to change. That expectation puts a huge strain on all relationships as we are setting ourselves up for failure as we are not mind readers. And, also to know it is ok to ask for what we want and it’s ok to ask others to be equally clear with you.
So, it is time to shake off that conditioning and start to clearly express our needs and release resentments and expectations of others in our lives, setting up space for clear and clean communication.