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Let Integrity Guide You
Most have an idea of what integrity
means; being honest, trustworthy, or kind. Yet, there is an
alternate definition of integrity meaning 'wholeness’. When someone
lives with integrity, they think and act from the whole, they choose
to live consciously. Understanding this aspect of integrity can be
life changing, greatly affecting how each day is approached, even
the hectic days leading to Christmas.
What does thinking and
acting from the whole mean? To operate a life with integrity, one
must carefully evaluate the implications of all thoughts, decisions,
and actions before executing them. If a thought, decision, or
action could create a negative effect on others or the world, a
person of integrity will not think that thought, make that decision,
or take that action.
Here is how it works: ask, “Does the
decision I am about to make have any possible negative impact on
myself or my life?” If the answer is no, then expand the question
to, “Does it have any possible negative impact on other people,
organizations, the earth, animals, plants, water, or air?” A “yes”
answer to any aspect of these questions shows that the decision is
not the right one to make.
It is an easy formula to use, but
why isn’t followed? Thinking from the whole can mean making choices
that are not popular, understood, or valued by others. Those living
consciously in integrity must muster up the courage to live their
choices in spite of what others do or think.
personal alone time during this holiday season to activate the
courage from within. One can use this time to dig deep inside and
become in touch with who they really are, discovering what is truly
important to them - not others - but their own selves. Once
connected with this authentic direction, it is easier to rally the
courage to think and live differently without concern about what
others think. This is a life-changing gift that people are able to
give to themselves; no one can do it for them.
The good news
is once someone is committed to living with integrity, the need for
courage dissipates. The courage, which was initially needed, will
naturally evolve into a sense of self-empowerment, and empowerment
will further evolve into a quiet confidence.
There are many
gifts when one thinks and lives with integrity. When a person
operates with integrity they naturally become leadership in action;
demonstrating a commitment to a higher standard of living, inspiring
others to do the same. People can see the difference when someone
makes choices that are driven from inside of themselves versus
solely from external norms and beliefs.
Although it is easy
to think that one person’s actions can’t have the wide reaching
effects like those of someone in the public eye, the positive
effects of each individual’s choices are the same. By simply
learning to focus on leading one’s own life by thinking and acting
from the whole, each person can have a huge impact on the world
around them. The ripple effect is far reaching. If everyone lived
with integrity – ‘thinking and acting from the whole’ – the world
would certainly be a better place.
Live consciously. Live with
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