THE AGREEMENT: DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS
Humans have the tendency to make assumptions about everything. There are so many things that the mind cannot explain; we have all these questions that need answers. But instead of asking questions when we don’t know something, we make all sorts of assumptions. We have a powerful imagination, and we start to imagine all kinds of ideas and stories. We start imagining what other people are doing, what they’re thinking, what they’re saying about us, and we dream things up in our imagination.
The problem with making assumptions is that we believe they are the truth! We invent a whole story that’s only truth for us, but we believe it. One assumption leads to another assumption; we jump to conclusions, and we take our story very personally. Then we blame others and react by sending emotional poison with our word...
Don’t make assumptions. By making this one agreement a habit, your whole life will be completely transformed. If you don’t make assumptions, you can focus your attention on the truth, not on what you think is the truth. Then you see life the way it is, not the way you want to see it. When you don’t believe your own assumptions, the power of your belief that you invested in them returns to you. Once you recover all the energy that you invested in making assumptions, you can use that energy to create a new dream: your personal heaven.