Today Brian Johnson speaks about personal integrity, a subject dear to my heart.
He quotes Nathaniel Branden from The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem:
“Integrity is the integration of ideals, convictions, standards, beliefs—and behavior. When our behavior is congruent with our professed values, when ideals and practice match up, we have integrity.
Observe that before the issue of integrity can even be raised we need principles of behavior—moral convictions about what is and is not appropriate—judgments about right and wrong action. If we do not yet hold standards, we are on too low a developmental rung even to be accused of hypocrisy. In such a case, our problems are too severe to be described merely as lack of integrity.”
I believe that to be your true self, respect and honesty are key.
I have been working for a while now on aligning my life with my beliefs, ideals, convictions and standards. That has brought me to separate from people whose beliefs, ideals, convictions and standards are different from mine. I start another new chapter! I need to explore it further!