Integrity is wholeness, goodness, purity, accuracy, uprightness, and incorruptness. A disjointed mind that is constantly internally chattering to itself — with fragmentary words and labels that society indoctrinated it with — likely has a hard time with existing as true integrity. Friction, conflict, fragmentation, and indifference are not what contribute to integrity. The lack of integrity is illusory, and so many people (for comfort) accept what is spoon-fed to them but which is essentially false.
There exists a profound level of integrity that is intrinsically a manifestation of incorruptibility; such incorruptibility is beyond the decay that most people fear. It effortlessly transcends mortality.
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very clear and truthful Tom…a rare “state of mind and being” nowadays. thanks. 🙂
Much appreciated. Thanks much! 😊
Reblogged this on UNIVERSE.
I’m very appreciative of the reblog… thanks very much! 😉
Tom my friend, once again you are spot-on with your message. Integrity these days have been compromised in the most horrifying ways. As you noted, “The lack of integrity is illusory, and so many people (for comfort) accept what is spoon-fed to them but which is essentially false.” Yet, it seems like those who know better won’t stand up for what integrity means ethically. Great piece my friend. BTW, I never asked about your trip to Indiana was it? Did you have a good time? 🤗😊😎
If they don’t stand up for what integrity means, then they don’t really have it. The seeing is the doing; if you fully have it, you act.
The Indiana trip was great! It was fantastic to see my second cousin and his wife and to help with the estate sale. However, it was sad to see the house and belongings of my deceased cousin, Karen. She was a super sweet person. She had worked at a company that dealt with asbestos a lot… this was years ago before they knew it was carcinogenic. She died from lung cancer related to the asbestos of the past.
Oh Tom, I am so saddened to hear about your cousin Karen. Still, I am glad that you went, to be around family, even if the memories were melancholic. 😥
You know, it’s no telling what any of us have been exposed to, but the side effects can be lethal and devastating. But today, we know better and alluding to your topic what is integrity, many people know when they are doing wrong or when they are dealing with something that have deadly consequences on the health and well-being of the general public, yet decide to look the other way and take the “under the table” deals for their personal gain. What SOB’s! 😡 Thank you for continuing to shed light on the much-overlooked issues that plague our society today. Here’s to a wonderful weekend my friend! 😊🥂😍
Thanks much, Kym! You have a wonderful weekend too! 😊
And keep up with your excellent, caring blogs. Goodness that shines bright!
Integrity … another formerly high standard, which seems to have been abandoned these days, not always pertaining to people either. The leaf lacking chlorophyll is lifeless, just like the sad state of affairs so prevalent today.
Yes, Linda, your analogy of the leaf and the current state of affairs seems very accurate. Indifferent people are about as alive as that leaf. Things need to change. 😉
Sooner, rather than later, Tom.