Etymology: from Latin integritat-, integritas – from integr-, integer entire; firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values; an unimpaired condition; the quality or state of being complete or undivided
Integrity has no need of rules – Albert Camus
It is not to be perfect but to do your best, to act according to all the wisdom, all the understanding, all the experience, all the awareness, all the will that you have. As you confront your indulgences, you will see that to continue to be really impeccable and not succumb to your indulgences will mean letting go of all kinds of things. The way of impeccability can be taken as a path on its own. You could attempt to be impeccable all the time and all your indulgences would arise, which would reveal all your attachments. Impeccability means letting go of those attachments. The way of the impeccable warrior is a way complete in itself, is a path to a certain knowledge. (A.H. Almaas – Diamond Heart Book 1)
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. – W. Clement Stone
I meet many busy people with many interests and projects all demanding attention. Most of these individuals feel scattered and struggle to find a means to integrate all the parts into something more peaceful and sublime. They often see their lives as scattered parts with no apparent connections – no cohesiveness. They miss the obvious – they are the connection, they themselves are the nexus for synergy and integration. Instead of trying to manipulate events and circumstances as objects, there is opportunity for personal growth and integration.
The Courage To Meet The Demands Of Reality by Dr. Henry Cloud
How SIX Essential Qualities Determine Your Success in Business
“When we are talking integrity, we are talking about being a whole person, an integrated person, with all of our different parts working well and delivering functions that they were designed to deliver. It is about wholeness and effectivenss as people.”
“There are many other examples that a lack of integration of character brings about and we shall see, but suffice it to say at this point that integration or incompleteness in these areas of functioning is a huge problem with real-life results, both personally and professionally for people.”
“Let’s now look at what those aspects of character are:
- The ability to connect authentically which leads to trust).
- The ability to be oriented toward the truth (which leads to finding and operating in realty)
- The ability to work in a way that gets results and finishes well (which leads to reaching goals, profits, or the mission)
- The ability to embrace, engage, and deal with the negative (which leads to ending problems, resolving them, or transforming them.
- The ability to be oriented toward growth (which leads to increase)
- The ability to be transcendent (which leads to enlargement of the bigger picture and oneself)”