Impeccability of word is one of the foundation elements of the Toltec people’s Four Agreements. It raises the bar of behavior and personal motivation higher than any morally charged set of rules. When one has an impeccable approach to aspects of their life it includes a certain straightforward simplicity. It means not speaking ill of anyone, and of yourself. The Toltec people knew that our words have a profound effect on the people around us. How impeccable is your inner voice?
Our outer life often is an extension of our inner thoughts. If you struggle with your words and speech externally, you likely have a less than optimal inner dialogue as well. Improving our inner dialogue or self-speech will single handedly change the direction of your life. When we stop tearing ourselves down and begin to express support and caring for our inner self with the words we express in our minds, we naturally become stronger people.
What if your new actions create a loss for someone else? How do you incorporate ethics and character into your decision making in regards to your dreams and goals?
What is your inner self talk like? Are you hard on yourself or do you question your ability to achieve things and take risks? If so, then you may benefit from introducing some impeccability in self-talk. Our outer actions are usually an extension of inner thoughts and improving self-talk can have a profound impact on our external behavior. When you wake up, consciously listen to what you are thinking and saying to yourself. Yep, listen to yourself. This may take some practice, but we’ve been exploring inner topics throughout this whole book, if you haven’t tried this until now you had better get going. Then write those thoughts down and explore ways to improve the word choice or messages you are sending to yourself. Post those new ideas on your bathroom mirror or next to your nightstand to ensure you see them every morning.
This blog is part of a series from the book Discover Your Best Life by Mike Hintz. His personal, professional, and spiritual growth tools are also featured in Northlink Retreats. If this topic resonates with you consider reading the book or attending one of the upcoming retreats.