I was getting bored with my computer tonight and did something elementary!
I went over to my bookcase, grabbed a book, and read all of it in one sitting.
To be fair, it was a small book but it is filled with great wisdom and enough food for thought to last a lifetime.
The book, (many of you may know of it), was Don Miguel Ruiz’s “The Four Agreements”.
I had read of the agreements for years online but never actually cracked the book open. It’s a very easy read because it’s exciting. It’s exciting because it challenges you to really love and be authentic. It’s a definite feel-good read.
My post is not an attempt to get a pat on the back for actually having read a book (I’ve got enough self-pride there to cover all the back pats possible) but to share an interesting experience while I was finishing it.
The last bit of the book contains some wonderful prayers. I was in the middle of one of them when Nick, who is sitting in the living room with me, asked me to help him with remembering the melody of the song he was arranging.
Many of us are familiar with the melody but Nick had modulated it so many times that he had lost it’s center.
So, I paused for a moment and started to sing it to help him out. The lyrics are engrained in me from childhood and as I sung them, I suddenly realized how incredibly fitting they were to the book I was just completing.
Can you guess the song?
I’ll give you a moment…..
“Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka
Here are those lyrics:
"Come with me
And you’ll be
In a world of
Take a look
And you’ll see
Into your imagination
With a spin
The world of my creation
What we’ll see
If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There is no
Life I know
To compare with
You’ll be free
If you truly wish to be”
So, for those of you who are familiar with the agreements, I wonder if these lyrics resonate with you the way they have me. For those of you not familiar with The Four Agreements, I do recommend the book.
I’ll just add, that I am not much of a book reader. The fact that I finished this in one night is evident that it’s a enjoyable read.