Integrity has been on my mind.
If you were like me, you learned from a young age that integrity meant doing what you said you would do when you said you would do it. It meant telling the truth and also being a person of honor.
I’ve come to see it a little differently – an evolved version of integrity if you will…
Integrity is the journey toward wholeness. It is the rise to self-actualization, where you are living life on the outside with complete alignment with who you are on the inside.
This journey toward integrity, in my experience of it so far, isn’t an intellectual one.
When I look back at times in my life where I was out of alignment with my integrity, I would have defended my position vigorously. I would have told you all of the reasons and justifications that my very sharp intellect could muster about why I needed to do what I was doing, or NOT DO what I wasn’t doing…
My Ego is sneaky like that.
How ‘bout yours?
Integrity is the new wealth. It is the thing to aspire to beyond all else. It is the ONLY path to success without compromise.
It means you don’t get to say things like “I have it good enough… who am I to want more,” or “that’s the way everyone else does it, so I guess that’s how I’ll do it,” or “I could never do what she did, so I’m not even going to try.”
Living out of integrity means you stay comfortable in your settle, compromise and sacrifice instead of boldly claiming the Truth of Who. You. Are.
I know it seems too hard to tell the Truth about that thing you’ve been hiding from. Trust me….
I really, truly know, because I’ve been there love.
And I know it seems really REAL… all of the evidence that you perceive in your life that reinforces the idea that you can’t do the thing, have the thing or be the thing.
I really, truly know, because I’ve been there too.
So what is it?
What are you hiding from? The first step is to admit it to yourself.
That’s all you have to do right now. Admit it to yourself and breathe.
This… dearest one, is a step toward integrity. A step towards… integration.
What does this have to do with money?
You do not need to have integrity to have money… I mean look at Donald Trump (Ooops did I just say that?!? YEAH I DID!)
But by our definition here at Wise, Wealth is holistic. It is our health, and our relationships and our inner peace, and seeing every human as divine and perfect. It is Oneness. It is having the ability to live life beyond struggle and fear and lack.
It is seeing the bounty of our lives with open hearts as we rise in the morning and go to sleep at night, and the ability to be with our children in our full presence in the absence of worry.
That’s my kind of wealth.
That is the abundance that comes with integrity.