Ladders is a favorite of mine, despite the ads. This piece included a reference to writer/philosopher Edmund Burke and kept me engrossed in thought.
Acknowledging unimportance liberates us from the grips of the self-centered voice in our head that’s chiefly responsible for many of life’s difficulties.
— Read on https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/the-purpose-of-life-is-to-be-a-nobody
When do you feel like a nobody in the way described in this article? I have found the peace of insignificance when I am trekking and writing.
Do you have a favorite book that you read again and again?
The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz, is a tiny book that packs a powerful message. Like walking a long-distance trek, it reminds me what is important and helps chase anxiety away.
My mantra mirrors Ruiz’ words of wisdom. This is what I repeat:
“Speak impeccably. Don’t take things personally. Never assume. Always do your best.”
In a nut shell, those are the four agreements. I have just read the book again, reading some passages over and over as I go. As usual, I have found peace in Ruiz’ message.
I would love to hear how the book affects you. Also, please share if there is a book you read again and again.
I will present a Camino Sunrise book talk at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Medford, Oregon on Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m. As well as Amazon, my book is available through the Barnes and Noble website and in Ashland, Oregon at Bloomsbury Books and the Northwest Nature Shop. The ebook is offered at Amazon. Interestingly, I recently saw it on Powell’s Bookstore online store.