Definition: Integrity

If you’re actively creating your life by owning your word, your word is law. This is a powerful place to operate from because you’re in integrity. If you’re in integrity then you’re being whole and complete. You get to create the life you want. If you’re out of integrity then you suffer, life is a struggle and your dreams fade away.

Like many others, I have been influenced by different mentors and schools of thought. I think the most influential has been the defintion of integrity as defined by T. Harv Eker.

Definition of Integrity

  • being upfront and honest
  • the quality or state of being complete or undivided

In simple terms I think being in integrity means to do what you know and say you will do. There are two parts to this. The first part is being upfront and honest.

Being Honest

Being honest means to be true to your higher self; to be honest with who you really are. There are two parts to every whole. There is the ego mind and the higher or spiritual self. When you are listening to your ego mind then you’re listening to your protective device. You’re listening to the part of your mind that makes decisions only to protect you.

This is a limited way to live because most of the time, your mind is making up stuff anyways. Your mind is always creating new thoughts to protect you from changing. See the mind wants you to stay the same. It doesn’t want you to grow because if you did grow you would feel uncomfortable.

There is a problem with this. If you’re not growing then you’re dying. That means your bank account as well as all the other parts of your life. You can only grow by being uncomfortable.

The other side is your higher self. Your true self or the real you. The key to being honest is to be uncomfortable and to listen to your higher self. Your higher self or true self is the part of you that has power and purpose. It knows what’s best for you. By listening to you’re higher self you will find truth which will bring you more power. You will be expressing yourself in the only way that is the most natural for you, by being you.

On Monday night Trish and I went to pick up the last few things at our condo as part of our move into our new home. When we got to the condo there was this god-awful smell coming from the fridge. Once I saw what was in the freezer I knew what had happened. I guess Trish had turned off the fridge when we were packing last week and forgot food in the freezer. Most of it was meat and it was rotting badly. It stunk like dead animals, pretty nasty.

After some cleanup and disinfection we left the condo and Trish asked me, “Do you think I should call the owner and tell him what happened?” to which I said, “I think you should do what you think is right for you.” Trish took my phone and called the owner to let him know what had happened and the owner was really cool about it. The owner said he would take care of the place and freshen it up.

The thing is that Trish didn’t have to do this. She didn’t have to make the call. Her ego mind could have made up reasons to avoid the call. She could have justified that it wasn’t a big deal, that nobody would notice, but Trish didn’t do that.

Her higher self knew better. She made the call so that she didn’t have anything to hide. By doing so she was able to be upfront and honest.

Being Complete

The second part of integrity is equally important as the first. They work together. Being in integrity also means being complete and undivided.

Trish demonstrated this. She made the phone call to the owner and completed her thought that was asking her what she should do. Once she found the answer that was right for her, the answer from her higher self, she was able to quickly complete the call with the owner. When she completed the call she also completed her thought. This left her whole and complete.

By being upfront and honest you will create yourself as being whole and complete. When you’re whole and complete you’re in integrity.

For the rest of this article, Integrity & Completions


  • Janet

    Reply Reply August 2, 2007

    Great post, thank you.

  • Steve

    Reply Reply August 2, 2007

    thanks Janet, always a pleasure to hear from you.


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