Optimum October: Quote of the month

We are fast slipping into the very last of the -ember months and, still, I imagine there are outstanding goals and dreams that we are yet to meet; yet, there is only so much we can do, at any point in our lives. Nonetheless, majority of the things holding us back are less of actual limitations and more of self-imposed seeds of fear, and the need to seat within the confines of safe and familiar zones. My inner mind has so frequently, of recent, been admonishing me to banish this fear. It says: you cannot escape your fears by running, they will always find you; and you cannot drown them with a sense of living either, they will not be fooled. You have to face your fears head on, and show them who’s in charge! And guess who’s in charge?! Me!

So, in the spirit of needing and wanting to live an optimal life, I share with you, below, these points I stumbled upon on Goodreads as written by Miguel Ruiz. I am not exactly sure what he meant to address as he wrote the piece, but I consider them Key points to living an optimal life.  I hope you find them useful.

Here is wishing you a most fulfilling and favorable October ahead. ❤ ❤

  • Be Impeccable With Your Word: 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    – Miguel Ruiz