Today we focused on Integrity. That we are actually usually out of integrity with our self more so than being out of integrity with others.
Example. How many times do you tell yourself, “I’m going to lose weight. I’m going to not drink for 21 days. I’m going to become a Doctor. I’m going to exercise every day for 1 month. I’m going to….” False promises, unkept commitments, personal lies. Or how about when you tell a friend, “I’ll call you tomorrow” and don’t call. Or, say you are interested in doing something, interested in eating something, lying about your truthful feelings, lying about wanting to go somewhere, but truthfully inside you know the real answer for you.
These are all examples of being out of integrity. When the lack of integrity with yourself and with others builds, you begin to feel hungover in your life.
A little exercise: Write down all the commitments, promises, goals, lies you have make/told yourself (and others) and form a completion with them. Call the person to apologize and recommit to what you can and are willing to do. Look at yourself in the mirror and drop the commitments you haven’t yet fulfilled (ex. if you always told yourself you would learn to speak a different language, become a lawyer, ect…If it isn’t complete or you are not in the process of working on its completion- then drop that commitment. Say, “I release myself of the commitment I made to learn how to speak Spanish. I am no longer committing to this. I consciously drop this commitment to myself”. If you want to re-direct you commitment, then do so, but be specific (place, day, time, form- DETAILS) and do it!