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What Does It Mean to You to Live in Integrity?

What Does It Mean to You to Live in Integrity?

Integrity.  It’s not a word we use all that often when describing someone, and when we do it’s often associated with someone who is “good,” whatever our definition of “good” might be. So what does it really mean to be in Integrity?   For me it means just to simply live my truth. Not just to tell my truth, but to live my truth. When we look around at everything that we think is wrong with this country, this society, and this world, it is easy to find fault and to preach what others “should” do, think, feel, or how they should act.   But how willing are we to practice what we preach?   When our thoughts, beliefs, and behavior are all in alignment, then we are living our truth, and the natural outcome will be a sense of integrity. Not pride or superiority, but a deep sense of “good enough” that is grounded in humility and serenity.   In order to reach this place we have to take an honest look inside and find the places that are not in integrity, and don’t want to change.   Am I steeped in judgment of another, and unwilling to look at how that character trait lives in me?  Can I honestly acknowledge to myself and another when I have caused someone pain? Am I willing to examine my lifestyle choices, and make changes to habits and behaviors that are opposed to values I hold dear? If I strive to live a spiritual life, am I willing to face the ways in which I choose separation over surrender to the...