The first year of my yoga practice, by far, one of my most influential teachers was Philip Urso. At that time, he was one of Baron Baptiste’s principal teachers, and not only could he call a hot, sweaty, challenging class like none other, but his classes were full of spiritual teachings predominately drawn from a “Course In Miracles.” After practice, you left with more than just a good workout.
It was a Monday night at Christmas time in 2006 when I made my way to one of my favorite classes at Salt Pond Yoga. Philip’s classes drew yogis from far and wide so I could not swan in five minutes late in typical fashion, I had to arrive early to secure a spot for my mat, and preferably not one under the eaves.
That night, during savasana, Philip set a book down beside each of us as a Christmas gift. There were 3 or 4 different books. After the final Om, I opened my eyes I saw mine. It was “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz.
I share Don Miguel Ruiz’s “Four Agreements” with you now for their simplicity and profound truths. If you can master these, every aspect of your life will open up in ways you cannot begin to imagine.
Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Don’t Take Anything Personally.
Don’t Make Assumptions.
Always Do Your Best.