Lots of things have integrity, from physical structures to people.  Integrity is what keeps us standing while the winds of entropy push us into the future that becomes our present.  It allows us to weather both the physical and personal storms that envelop the moments of our lives in which we need to develop.  Integrity is the set of formulas by which we calculate the decisions integral to our lives.

If we want to have the kind of integrity that makes our lives better, we must integrate the chaos and order within us, blending creation and destruction into a goodness that is not forced.  To have integrity, there cannot be a barrier of pretense between our private and public lives; our thoughts and actions must be aligned.  Integrity requires that we reject the evil we encounter and embrace the good we can perform.

Integrity is living as a united being rather than as a set of divided parts.  Without integrity, we crumble and decay, succumbing to the ravages of unchecked chaos or hiding inside the cages of order.

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4 Responses to Integrity

  1. this sounded like a follow up to your previous blog  (de/construction). I like reading your posts, you have a very deep/complex view on things that makes me think and ponder on.

  2. Nous_Apeiron says:

    @diane_florence – Thank you. :)I enjoy your posts too. You write from the heart, which is something I’m not as good at.

  3. Integrity is hard.  It means admitting our own mistakes if we really want to get better at it. 

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