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The Four Agreements

December 13, 2016

Earlier this year we created this series of postcards based on the Mexican, spiritual teacher Don Miguel Ruiz’s “Four Agreements“, which we find very inspiring, both in our professional life, as in our private lives.

The cards are illustrated and designed by the talented, newly graduated graphic designer Hejdi Pattey, who we had the pleasure of having as an graphic intern in 2015/2016.

Here is how Don Miguel Ruiz summarises ‘The Four Agreements’:

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 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.

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…

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.

We hope that you will dive into the four agreements and find inspiration in it! Reach out if you want a printed set of the postcard.

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Don’t Make Assumptions © lower east

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Be Impeccable With Your Word © lower east

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Always Do Your Best © lower east

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Don’t Take Anything Personally © lower east