Monday Miracle: Integrity

 

In all that you do, let integrity be your adorning.  Look beyond worldly accoutrements, in spite of the evidence of lawlessness, conscious-free behavior and media adoration of the wild and crazy. Instead, act in the opposite.

Be a person of integrity.  Nice people do often finish first. A recent news story about a homeless man in Atlanta, who searched for the owner of a lost purse at three hotels until she was located, proves this point. His integrity to disavow the criminal label most homeless persons typically find associated with them was rewarded not only by the hotel but others who sought him out to acknowledge his goodness.

Integrity always trumps-in all ways always.  There is another account of a couple who were facing financial hardship when they found a wallet full of money. Instead of keeping the money they found that would have solved their dire circumstances, their consciousness overruled their temporal low cash flow and they turned the wallet in at the police station.  Their reward was a clean conscious.

Mindful integrity, at any time, is fundamental to happiness, peace-of-mind, inner joy. Integrity is the gemstone of all goodness. “Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of — for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” ~Socrates

The magical miracle of integrity is that others recognize and value the trust of your character. Even though it may seem that people around you are not noticing the integrity you exhibit, they notice. Even when you are looked upon as peculiar or when you are even bullied for your integrity, hold steadfast. It matters not the environment or the circumstance, honesty and integrity is your esteem.

“Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. ~Warren Buffett

Never let go of your integrity. It’s your inner light, never cease letting it shine. Adorn integrity.

Tell others your experience with integrity. Write your story or share the miracle of integrity.

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Monday Miracle: Trust

Trust should be earned, it is not an inalienable right in any relationship.  Even so, the ability to trust others is power. Why? Trust is the motor oil of life. Your quality of life pivots upon the ability to have trusting relationships. Otherwise, what are relationships for?

Rather than live a cautious, suspicious life-learn to trust others upon building a more than instinctual relationship. Get to know the integrity of the person, pay attention to what is important to them to see if there is true compatibility, and wait for the chemistry of trust to materialize.  Trust is earned; don’t give away your power.

Some trusting relationships fail, still value the trusted relationships that you have. Although you may feel anger, disappointment for the moment in them and within yourself it does not mean that you lack the ability to form trusting relationships or that all people cannot be trusted.  Regain trust, for it is a part of your life force.

“Trust starts with truth and ends with truth.”
~Santosh Kalwar,

You can regain your trust in others by:

  • restoring a self-trust, acknowledge  the truth that you have a strong ability to trust yourself even when others make mistakes which pain you.
  • Look for the truth.  You may want to quietly reflect, think deeply and honestly about the present betrayal you feel. Allow your intuition to become your north star guide to resolve the trust issue.
  • Remember the good decisions you have made which blossomed your ability to trust. Never linger too long is the valley of doubt. Move past this infraction, restore your ability to trust.

Listening to your intuition will help you determine the right action to take to reestablish your sense of trust. When we have been stung by another person’s lack of honesty, it can be easy to dismiss from our feelings. But, trust requires honesty on both parties. Therefore, you should not bury your emotions and move on as if nothing happened. Instead, evaluate whether the relationship should be restored and how you will proceed or decide the breech signifies a permanent break

Trust yourself and deal with others honestly. Develop and cherish relationships that are built on trust, truth and understanding-this is your lifeline to happiness and success.