Visionkeeper – Integrity – 28 February 2014
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This post began by my being reminded of that poem “If ” by Rudyard Kipling. Such a great poem that speaks to how we can all be the best we can be. Are you not finding that this is what this moment in time is all about? Rewriting ourselves to be the best we can be, to climb out of the false worlds so many of us have been immersed in forever now, lost and minus meaning. I was thinking about this from all sides and as I always do when figuring out things in my life, I tried to boil it all down into one sentence and ultimately one word if possible. Just what was it that not only were so many of us needing, but the whole world? It seemed to me if we all were living our lives with the utmost INTEGRITY, the world situation would be so much the better.
So what exactly is the definition of integrity? To me the simplest definition would be
1.BE the best that you can be to yourself and to all others.
1.adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
2.the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished: to preserve the integrity of the empire.
, unimpaired, or perfect condition: the integrity of a ship’s hull.Now imagine if every single one of us were living our lives centered around integrity. What a different world this would be. When I try to put something into one word that I am thinking about, in the end it shows me the very thing missing that is needed to bring about the answer I am seeking. Integrity is like the glue that binds everything together tightly. It could be the answer to so many of the worlds problems, if we could just figure out how to get everybody on board. Not an easy task in this confused, angry, blame filled world . The world seems so preoccupied with finding someone to blame for our ills, to take out our aggressions on, to curse at and drag them off to prison.Yes of course all those in power who have made our lives a living hell for way to long now must pay in the end for what they have done, but that must not be what we lose ourselves in. That would be a huge mistake. Instead let us bathe ourselves in the meaningfulness of finding our true centers and gluing ourselves tightly there with integrity. If I do it and you do it and our friends do it, soon many will be doing it and eventually one day the whole world. As I always say, change begins within ourselves and radiates outward to those around us. Won’t life hold so much more meaning if this is our goal and purpose and this is what we wake up to everyday and go to sleep to every night? Replace the fear that drives so many lives by gluing yourselves to integrity. Honor your life and the lives of those around you and watch how everything begins to change. Would you rather believe the Governments lies and feel the fear or believe in yourself and the power of integrity and feel the power and strength it can instill within oneself as well as how it can change the world at large? The choice is always ours.
Blessings to us all,
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