Integrity, such a powerful word, yet not many know the true meaning.
My ‘word’ used to be balance, but recently I realised that I have successfully found the balance in my life that I was searching for. My word now was integrity;
- The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
Integrity is having ethics; morals and being trustworthy. Doing exactly what you say you will, when you say you will and living a life exactly as you say you do.
If you want to live a life of wellness; it is essential to act with integrity. To speak and live your truth. (Why I classified it a ‘ pretty’ quality).
Thought: If you were as valuable as your word, how valuable would you be?
Integrity means to honour your word. Can people trust you? Are you responsible? Reliable? Integrity as a quality means that you do the right thing and people find you trustworthy and reliable (important characteristics for any relationship) . Integrity means that you are honest, about yourself, everything that you are, including your past.
Be true to you…
What are your morals? What do you believe in (Respect, honesty, trust)? To truly act with integrity you must know what your morals are.
Do you believe in treating people with respect yet are disrespectful to those around you?
Do you always say you will do something, that never seems to get done? Do you always commit yet never seem to follow through?
‘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. ‘ Miguel Angel Ruiz
Integrity is about being true to yourself, to who you are, knowing what you belive in and acting it out everyday.
‘The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, charachter, integrity, faith, love and loyalty. ‘Zig Ziglar’
For some us, we are still on the journey to discovering our true selves…(there is no rush). If you are unsure about your morals adn ethics take some time, on your own, and reflect, what do you believe in? Once you know what it is that you believe in you can conciosucly act with integrity every day.
‘Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson
The more I am focusing on acting with integrity, the stronger relationships I am building and the better my life is becoming. If I say I will do something, I will (reliability). If Im unsure that I can, I will tell you (honesty).
Be honest with those around you, its much better then over commitiing and being dissappointment.
Love & light, Charlie x.