Friday, April 23, 2010

Living Your Truth

"Integrity is a commitment to live consistently with what you know to be true about life." ~ Pam Farrel

Living true to your principles is easier said than done. It is a great goal to aspire to. We will certainly have more peace internally if we are living consistently within our value and belief system.

This is one of my favorite quotes of all time:

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. ~ Mohandas Gandhi

Unfortunately in life, many people take an easier path. They go to church every Sunday, look like the pillars of their community, but are deeply dysfunctional and troubled in their personal life - behind closed doors. Others look like clean cut, wholesome people, whom everyone admires and respects, but they are living double lives, deceiving people and acting in selfish and hurtful ways. People who would never think about stealing from another person, don't think much about taking office supplies from the company they work for. The list could go on and on.

There are few among us who don't have some inconsistencies in what we know to be 'right' and what we actually do in our lives.

Working to 'clean up our acts' and get the 'inside to match the outside' is a worthy goal!