What’s the use….?

Be the change you wish to see in the world”……..

How viable is this…..?

Sort of like…how viable is integrity…

And as many would say…what will it profit me….?

I pondered the question…today and over the last few weeks …when integrity came into question…

And one must pause..step back..decipher…the hidden agenda of having INTEGRITY…..

Being in the field I am in…I find integrity showing itself..or not showing itself…with a list of juicy rationalizations…all to back up…whatever action chosen…

So I looked it up..saw the definition…and I went old school….pulled out the dictionary that smells like it has been here awhile..and has not been opened…

I did not access the internet..and get the updated…diluted version…

I got integrity….spelled out in black and white…and it was just what I thought..the way I felt it…

The defining of it follows thus…

Rigid adherence to a code of behavior…

The state of being unimpaired..soundness…completeness..unity…purity..whole….

Being unimpaired…no drug, chemical..juicy reasoning…or fly by night excuse..was allowed to be present in the room…no reasoning for behavior..it is what just is….

Soundness….sounds steady…solid..always know where you stand…and can catch in a moment..when someone is trying to convince you…you just heard that wrong…

Soundness makes me feel solid..like I do not have leaks..or gaps..where things can slip in..and make the waters muddy…

Completeness…how many can say that..?..even when one wavers as the blow comes and then rises over..yet the violence is not returned…

Completeness…attempted to be torn apart…sliced and diced..examined..and viewed as defective…yet still know..with shaking knees..who and what you are….

Unity…within a group..and within self…not adherence to a group bylaws and code..but unity..substantial maintaining of one self…

Purity..probably my favorite word…

Speaks to me of looking in the mirror..and knowing the soul is clean…being able to make eye contact with self…and those who attempt to strip you naked…cause you know…aint nothing hiding under all the clothes…simply you…

Whole….makes me feel and say Aahhhhh….

So many times in this journey..we are faced with the moments to show integrity..live it…or swallow it up with all the other beautiful minds we suffocate…who even as they weep..maintain…integrity…

And to some..it is a way..a pattern..a life action..that holds no different actions…simply like breathing…

Integrity is a lost life..a lost perishing joy…a value placed on a thing..rather than a person…

Standing in the middle of the crowd..and knowing…your voice is heard…and your words…even those stumbling off your tongue..being twisted..to crank on your heart…make you an outcast…

Are the best words ever spoken…

No one wants to silence foolishness…one could not blend then…

One wants to silence integrity..solid..sound..clear as a bell…yet making it near impossible to breathe…

“Be the change you wish to see in the world”…”Nothing to fear but fear itself”…

For me…the fear…of losing my integrity…of being the silenced voice…

And not speaking..as I watch another fall…

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~ by HopeGlenn on May 28, 2014.

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