When a person has integrity it means that they have a high standard of morals, beliefs, and values, they’re honest and truthful. These characteristics are not just something that is spoken; it is evident within the individual person’s actions. Often we can be out of integrity in many aspects of our life – our life purpose, money, relationships, career, the list goes on.
Let’s take a moment to consider dog owners. It is the responsibility of a dog owner to pick up their dogs ‘business’ from the nature strips, footpaths, or wherever else our four-legged friends decide to drop one. In the instance that they drop one and you think you can get away without picking it up, you know…the cheeky look around to see if anyone is watching and quickly getting out of there, is acting out of integrity (then when your neighbour’s dog takes a dump on your lawn, that my friends is called karma).
Despite believing that we do act in integrity sometimes our actions demonstrate the opposite. We may have a strong sense of what is wrong and what is right, but out of fear, or the power of manipulation of others we can act out of our own integrity. For instance we can feel out of integrity with ourselves by just not feeling ‘right.’ There is a sense that something is wrong or uncomfortable and you may not be able to put your finger on what it is.
We can be out of integrity with others. How many times have you surrounded yourself with people that just aren’t your jam? Your belief systems are different, your morals and values are different, yet to fit in, to be accepted, to be liked, you continue to hang around people who make you feel pretty crappy about yourself. They don’t build you up. In fact, they might put you down, it might come across as a joke and you might laugh but if it doesn’t ‘feel’ right, then it’s not right. Ever meet someone from the word go that you just don’t ‘like?’. You might not know them from a bar of soap, but your intuition, your ‘gut instinct’ tells you otherwise, this could be because you’re out of integrity with one another.
When we are out of integrity or alignment it is difficult to manifest what you want. We often hear ‘like attracts like’ so if you’re out of integrity you’re going to attract more of what you don’t want – this applies to your career, your relationships, money, peace – anything else you could possibly want, is difficult to manifest when you’re out of integrity.
Think about your values and beliefs, what is important to you, and do what you can to align yourself with those values and beliefs. Surround yourself with positive people that are going to build you up, that want what is best for you. Act with integrity and act accordingly to build the life that you want for yourself and that you rightly deserve.

Author: mabarberlissa

Hi and welcome to my blog! The aim of my blog is to share some of my experiences, my thoughts and feelings about mindfulness, while providing strategies on what gets me by in this ever changing, ever moving world! I hope that my readers gain something out of the entries as well.

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