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Hear Me Out

I have a voice and when I use it, pretty amazing things come out. Insights, wonder, inquiry, declarations. My voice is worth listening to. But most of the time, I rely on perfect eloquence and fact-checked clarity. I wait to be sure my ideas are "right" and "true". Valid. Worth hearing. Why? Isn't my voice important, regardless of its crystal cleared-ness and hundred percent-edness? I know the answer is a resounding 'yes' but still I remain quiet over most dinner conversations. Or when I do make external what's inside, I then sit and wait for someone to call my bluff with claims of being misinformed. I often wonder if this hesitance is rooted in my upbringing. Or perhaps cultural in

Impeccable With My Word

The first of don Miguel Luiz' Four Agreements is to "Be impeccable with your word", and I have found myself thinking about this almost every day since I read the book. Mostly because, in my opinion, this Agreement is one of the most difficult to achieve. Impecable Defined im·pec·ca·ble imˈpekəb(ə)l/ adjective - Of behavior, performance, or appearance in accordance with the highest standards of propriety; faultless. - "a man of impeccable character" synonyms: flawless, faultless, unblemished, spotless, immaculate, pristine, stainless, perfect, exemplary - Theology: rare; not liable to sin. The idea is to refrain from inflicting pain on others through careful and deliberate delivery - of ou