Sunday, January 05, 2014


The Rose - The Empress Hotel Rose Garden
Gillian Cornwall, c. 2012

Why do we question our fullness, our worth? What makes us wonder if we are enough? Enough for whom, for what?

Is it not enough to simply rise every morning with positive intent to have a good day, a day filled with kindness, joy and love?

Do not compare yourself with others for, by this, you debase yourself and them by judging sufficiency. Go forward giving that which you have to give freely, for we are all worthy of a good life if we rise with intent to do no harm.

I start this year looking to "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz as they help me to set and reset my course, my path, as needed. I hope you will find them useful:

"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 and regret."

- Gillian Cornwall, c. January 5, 2014
with the exception of the material in italics, written by Don Miguel Ruiz

Beacon Hill Park Fountain, Victoria BC
Gillian Cornwall, c. 2011


Hotel_Goddess said...

I have the Four Agreements but have never read it, sounds like I need. Good words of wisdom to remember; - for me - don't take anything personally!

Gillian said...

Thanks for reading the post! "The Four Agreements" is a book I go back to once in a while when I can't quite see my way. It does help me to review where I have gone off my path and whether or not it is a turn I really want to take. There are parts of the book, in its entirety, which fit less with my life, but these four agreements always seem to be a good reset button for me.

Chantele said...

Definitely words to remember and I'm with Angela...need to read this! Thinking this is my next audio book. Thank you Gillian my friend!

Gillian said...

You are so very welcome, Chantele. I wish you great contentment and fulfillment for 2014! Thank you for reading.