We have gotten to a point that our list is too long to keep listing each week. Congratulations! That is how far you have already come and how much you have already accomplished in 16 weeks. This week, we are going to work on being impeccable with our words. This is something that is known as the first of the four agreements in the book, “The Four Agreements”. Being impeccable with our word offers a very broad spectrum of possibilities for change, however all areas once changed are positive and transformational. In one word to describe this week as well would be integrity.
With integrity comes truth, honor, justice, humbleness, respect, love and much more. To be in integrity means we are living as authentic spiritual beings while having a human experience. Being impeccable with our words requires integrity on our behalf. With our words… we need to be truthful, honoring, fair, humble, respectful, loving and so on. We need to do this when we speak about others, situation and mostly ourselves.
Being impeccable with our word means never saying anything negative about yourself or others. It means not gossiping. It means not cursing or using harsh language (which is my most challenging thing sadly). It also means telling things as they are not how they are perceived. According to the “Four Agreements”, spreading negative thoughts through words is offering poison to yourself and others. If we gossip or talk bad about someone else and what they did, we are in reality offering poison out of our mouth. To me we are mostly offering judgement, lack of compassion and lack of understanding when we gossip.
This is a great way of life for ourselves but also to lead by example for our children. Can you imagine what a changed world it would be if all children grew up learning to be impeccable with their word? To only speak of the positive while always offering understanding & compassion in other areas? We would have more spiritual clarity throughout life as opposed to just working on ourselves and our spirits as adults.
For me personally, my life changed when I learned what integrity meant. It is something that I have worked on every day in my life since. That word and concept is what I feel has made me into a much better person. Just learning about its meaning and how to carry it out in my daily life has been one of the biggest blessings in clearing my vessel to be the best that I can be as a servant to humanity.
What ways could you have more integrity in your life? Are there ways that you could be more impeccable with your word? Good luck this week! I know that each week we are all closer to a more whole, happier version of ourselves!
“The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz