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Keeping it Simple

by: Awarenessinstitute

Over the past few months, the concepts of stripping back the superfluous, simplifying and pulling apart the true meaning of integrity have been strong personal themes. For many people, there’s a drive to again inspect old patterns that continue to run happily in the background despite years of self-examination. Perhaps under the direction of a new global energy, there’s a sense of being able to lovingly let go of those things that have served us all well on one level, yet have offered excuses to stay small on another.

I came across Don Miguel Ruiz’s “The Four Agreements” the other day and it strongly resonated with this desire to pare back; to simplify; to become more real as a participant in this world and begin operating in a more authentic way.

With these 4 simple tenets, we could literally change the way we as humans operate in this world. How do they resonate with you? Please feel free to share your thoughts, we’d love to hear from you.

1. 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.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally: Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don’t Make Assumptions: Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best: Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz

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Awareness Institute is an organic community of professionally trained facilitators, clinicians and healers committed to inspiring an evolutionary shift in human consciousness. We value community, personal empowerment, integrity and self-responsibility through areas such as Energetic Healing, Psychic Development, Shamanic Practices, Contemporary Astrology, Transformative Meditation, Reiki and Living Your Soul/Life Purpose.

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LL Cool J said, “Dreams don’t have deadlines.” Roanita Jenkins realized that she didn’t have a deadline, but it was time to fulfill her dream! She left Vantage after 13 years and opened her own insurance agency, Roanita Jenkins Insurance Agency, LLC, in 2011. She said, “When I opened the doors of my agency, I wanted to be a different kind of insurance agent. I never want to be the kind of agent to focus on commissions for myself. I wanted to share with others my knowledge of insurance, and I wanted to be the type of agent that always put the needs of my client first and foremost.” She decided the best way to do that was to operate as an Insurance Consultant as well as an independent Agent.

Ms. Jenkins became appointed with every major carrier on the market! She also studied the market for all types of products; so, she could always offer options that best fit her clients’ needs. In addition, she made the commitment to always operate with transparency, integrity (which included refusing to do any exclusive contracts with any carriers), and loyalty. Roanita also provides flexibility by offering coverage for various types of insurance, including the following: health, life, dental, burial, and Medicare. Do you need individual coverage or coverage for your business? Roanita Jenkins Insurance Agency, LLC, can provide both services for you. Visit her Website at http://www.rjiagency.com/.

The freedom to be sure that I have the best things for them on the market gives me personal gratification!-Roanita Jenkins

Roanita Jenkins thoroughly enjoys what she does, which makes a difference! What does she enjoy the most about her business? She said, “Since I have an extensive background in working with an insurance company, I love that I am always able to effectively advise my clients! I enjoy helping them in ways that may not have otherwise been available to them.” Furthermore, she enjoys the freedom of looking at the entire market of products without having to worry about being a captive agent with one company. She said, “The freedom to be sure that I have the best things for them on the market gives me personal gratification!”

If you are experiencing “personal gratification” because you have fulfilled your dream, please comment.