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A bike, a hill and an mp3 player…

These 3 things make for happiness.  One of my most favorite pastimes is getting on my bike.  Sure, I live in the desert (near Palm Springs) and sure it is August, but the heat doesn’t seem to bother me.  This morning I took off on my bike at 9 am (temperature hovering at 92 degrees) and started my ride.  I turned on my mp3 player to shuffle and listened to random music while I pushed myself to travel up the hill.  As I rode and listened to my music the next on my playlist was a commentary on Miguel Ruiz’s The 4 Agreements.  I haven’t read his book in awhile and was intrigued by what I had forgotten.  The hill just didn’t seem to matter, nor the heat as I pushed my way up the hill listening and learning.  I felt rejuvenated as I thought of what it would really mean to follow the 4 agreements (ancient Toltec wisdom).  I began to visualize a small group of women meeting together with me this fall as we live out the 4 agreements and see how truly remarkable our lives can be,  and become! I love to be inspired and motivated not only by the beauty of my bike ride, but of the simplicity of the message.

Today in your writing think about the 4 agreements which are:  1. Be impeccable with your words 2. Don’t take anything personally 3.Don’t make assumptions 4. Always do your best.

What do you think would happen if you began to live your life according to these 4 agreements?

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.


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