Rules are made to be broken. Except for one. Trust yourself.
There is a First Agreement that obviates the need for any other agreement. And it is this: I agree to be guided from within.
“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.”
What we are inclined to do, let us do more of. What we are disinclined to do, let us do less of. Inclinations and disinclinations—these are soul-speak, a language without a vocabulary.
Men who love themselves do not contradict (from the Latin for speak against) themselves. Self-criticism is truly the grievous error. Many have perished out there, on the hot sands of their own contempt.
First, we spend most of our time thinking about what we know. Then, responding to some noetic nudge, we slip our mind-based moorings and begin to think about what we do not know.