The Road to 65, Mile 227: Integrity

June 13, 2015, Prescott- I looked at a few, rather superficial, aspects of my life in the last post.  Now, it’s time to look again at how things are in the inner circle of my being.  Most of us would define integrity as one’s behaviour when no one but God is watching.

I’m doing better in that area.  I no longer fuss and fume, internally, when people I thought I could trust, turn on me, as happened yesterday on another social media site.  I know there are definitely people I CAN trust, to the direst of straits and back-starting with myself, and everyone to whom I alluded as family, in a recent post.  I no longer doubt myself, when it comes to the ability to do what I need to do to survive.  The issues with my Nissan took care of that.  I no longer make how people treat me as the determining factor in whether I should help them or not.  Lastly, I no longer feel that I need to explain myself to my critics, especially when it comes to dealing head-on with unpleasant subjects.  No problem has  ever been resolved by sticking one’s head in the sand.

There is much to be done, in getting this spirit of mine in condition for the Great Beyond.  I sense, though, that I have a lot of time left to get it accomplished.  Integrity is our mirror, to be polished each day.

2 thoughts on “The Road to 65, Mile 227: Integrity

  1. “You’ve got a friend in me,” Gary, as the song goes. I appreciate your approach to life and the way you deal with yourself and others.

    I have thought lately that releasing the need to justify oneself in the face of criticisms is another part of the journey. It is okay to do that if we want to, but I don’t think we should feel like we have to.

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