revisiting integrity

Two years ago, October 17, 2017,  to be exact, I wrote a relatively brief piece on integrity.  In the last few days, many issues and occurrences in the collective, as well as in the lives of those closest to me, point to the cracks in organizational foundations, seemingly built on integrity. I was instantly reminded of a specific quote that is contained in the aforementioned post from 2017. Please take a moment to read it. It is brief and seems apropos of the days we are in at this moment.

I also offer this – a response to one of those close to me, with whom I shared the quote contained in the blog:

“Usually the ones we want to hear or see will not get the message through the sharing of words or quotes. Like all of us, we have to learn from experience. The best outcome is for the experience to not be a devastating one for all concerned. Best to energetically wish them well as you move on to something even better. You had apparently outgrown this experience.”

We are living in times of great change – in the world and individually within ourselves. We are called to become the very best of who we are, so that we can engage when we felt lead to, and to do so from a place of our most authentic self, centered in our heart of love – which is connected to the All That Is (God, Spirit, Universe or whatever name you give to the powerful loving energy that is in and all around us). We are not called to dive into or otherwise create conflict. We ARE called to bring our best selves to anything we experience in each moment.

We are called to speak our authentic and deep truth with our compassionate hearts. We are called to observe ourselves and our experiences in order to know the wisdom that we inherently have – borne of our experiences – those which we call “good” and those which we call “bad”. All are for the evolution of our souls: the awakening of ourselves, our hearts from the mind controlling. sleepwalking unconsciousness to the empowered awareness of our consciousness, of our collective connection to one another.

Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

 – Don Miguel Ruiz




6 thoughts on “revisiting integrity

  • I am not sure if we’re on the brink of extinction or evolution. It’s our choice. I hold out hope for evolution. Thank you again, Carrie, for another thought-provoking quote and post.

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    • Thank you, Robin. I do feel we are evolving. I’m reminded that it’s darkest just before dawn. We may have more darkness ahead and the dawn is on the other side. The good news is that we don’t know what it will look like…and that leaves us open to possibility.

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  • It’s hard to watch clients and friends say “no” to change and transformation. And I understand how at times, it feels easier to stay where we are. Your post is a wise reminder Carrie to call on our courage and take the necessary steps now to create a better world in the future. However, if we need to suffer to remember that, then we will. 💚

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  • Words are powerful and the best vehicle of truth. We’re all in such different lanes of change but all headed the same way. What condition we arrive in depends on how we treat each other along the way. Here’s a vote for kindness.

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