Integrity and trust are free and the ultimate in “what is in this for me”.
It is realizing all that you can be.
Integrity and trust are the cornerstones of journey from possibility to actualization. They take you from separateness, stagnation and perception to completeness, growth and reality.
The potential for integrity and trust exist in the here and now of ordinary existence. Every day choices about small things like eating and or big things like work offer us the opportunity to pursue integrity and build trust.
Every choice has a consequence that either adds or subtracts from your integrity and trust.
Integrity is the optimal experience. The process of its realization is the path way to an authentic individuated life. It is the ultimate journey into the mysteries of one’s life.
Integrity and trust are your work. You develop integrity by correcting what is wrong in daily life and validating what is right.
Habitual excellence is the process of fixing what is wrong and improving on what is right is the manner in which virtues are made manifest in your life.
Right refers to that which is universal, consistent and objective. Right is a timeless proven concept that has been true in the past while providing direction today and tomorrow. It is an objective standard of human action for all in a subjective world.
In a world where wrong has become right and right has become wrong, it is important to understand that when wrong is right, a way will appear; when right is wrong, the way will disappear.
Everyone has and will have problems, adversity, and suffering. These are the trials of integrity. Confronting these trials develops equanimity which allows us to "stand in the midst," of conflict or crisis in a way where we are balanced, grounded and centered.
Doing right thing, doing the next right thing and do things the right way takes the fear out of uncertainty and adds wisdom to our experience.
It is challenging to act with integrity and trust in a world of self interest and distrust. Trusting yourself, trusting your world, and trusting the process is the difficult unfolding or becoming part of integrity.
Finding true north in this world requires that, you are your own guide, that your life is the map and that your actions are the key. You really only have one person to lead in this journey.
It is difficult for us to understand that in our present condition that we are all perfectly aligned to get what we currently get. Each of us has a unique potential or possibility that we can choose to fulfill in life. If we don’t do anything different, then we continue to get the same old same old.
Since integrity and trust are all about you, the only thing optional is the time you take to learn it. The time is always right to do the right thing. You can start anytime, anyplace. If you don’t have the time to things right the first time, when will you have time?
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Douglas Ross is an advocate for the promotion of integrity as a strategy for performance.
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