Some families always get along well, and others provide us with opportunities for personal growth. This has certainly been the case for me this year. As I observe each of the generations in my family I can see just how differently we each see the world.
As I ask the question:
“How can I more fully accept these differences?” I am reminded of ‘The Four Agreements’ by Don Miguel Ruiz, a practical guide to personal freedom.
- Be impeccable with your word
- Don’t take anything personally
- Don’t make assumptions
- Always do your best
If we can follow these agreements then we can start to heal our relationships and families.