3 weeks ago
There’s nothing more important than peace of mind. It comes from the multitude of small decisions we make each day, such as whether we try to ‘get away’ with something or act honestly. Whether we seek to exploit others or act with integrity. Whether we betray others trust in us, or remain loyal even at cost to ourselves. Whether we betray our own self-respect or remove ourselves from people who harm us. I’ve done every one of these things wrong, and I’ve been building awareness of them over the last few years and correcting them by small choices. My greatest gift was to step away from denial, to accept my limitations and flaws, and from that place of honesty, to forgive myself and others and work on building better character. It’s a costly way to grow, and it’s harder than remaining pointing fingers at everyone else, but shame and denial keep us trapped whereas truth sets us free. Integrity equates to truth for me. What do you think of when you hear the word ‘integrity’?