“The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. They erode our strength, our self-esteem, our very foundation.” ~ Cheryl Hughes …
As both physical and spiritual beings, we are bound to who we are. Our integrity defines us to those around us, but much more importantly, it defines us to our self. Therefore, it is the lies that we hold inside that will come to “erode our very foundation.”
When a person is caught telling a lie, they generally become apologetic and, to the best of their abilities, make the effort to set things right. However, when a person is not caught, that person tends to travel further down the road of self-destruction until they become lost. Sometimes so far down the road that they lose sight of where they began–of who they really are. At this point, the “undiscovered lies” that they have embraced will leave their souls destitute and morally bankrupt.
Our value and our worth are built up through a life of principle. By embracing integrity, we allow ourselves to be complete and true. In contrast, a life filled with deceit and corruption will leave us fragmented and broken. Integrity truly is the bond the holds all of our other virtues together.
Strive to live a life of integrity–build trust with those around you, serve as an example of character and principle each day, and display confidence, clarity, and purpose in the choices you make.
Take some time to have a heart to heart with yourself.
Questions to consider:
How important is integrity in your life?
Are you always honest with yourself?
What do you define as “right?” Do you stand with those who are right?
For further thought:
“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” ~ Frederick Douglass