05 December, 2006

The First Agreement.

Be impeccable with your word - Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

\Im*pec"ca*ble\, a. [L. impeccabilis; pref. im- not +
   peccare to err, to sin: cf. F. impeccable.]
Not liable to sin; exempt from the possibility of doing
wrong. -- n. One who is impeccable; esp., one of a sect of
Gnostic heretics who asserted their sinlessness.

Of all the four agreements, this is possibly the most difficult. This means not only to be honest, to be truthful... but to speak whole truths, hide nothing. It's like they say in court, "I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. So help me God."

That is the gist of this agreement.

And breaking this agreement can have incredibly dire consequences.

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