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.
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
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.
consciously; live with integrity.
Alice McCall (BS Psychology,
Certified Hypnotist) is an author, cellular level healing
consultant, and professional speaker. She assists clients in
transforming negative thoughts and emotion form cellular memory,
resulting in improved health and increased joy. Phone
sessions available. For more on
and her practice visit
www.HealingPath.info. For more about her popular book
‘Wellness Wisdom’ chronicling her self-healing of breast cancer
using cellular level healing, visit
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