adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished: to preserve the integrity of the empire.
an unimpaired, or perfect condition: the integrity of a ship's hull. (Dictionary.com)
Integrity is that which puts you and what you do on a higher level. A level where people give you and your ideas respect and proper consideration. It is what makes what you do and say be accepted as valid, most, if not every time, by people who know you. It is what makes you always do the right thing, in any circumstance. It is what makes you a person that people trust and go to for information and assistance.
Integrity is not a hard thing to have, yet people often take the lazy or selfish route and integrity flies out the window. My "job" is a job filled with people with little or no integrity, so I strive to do things in the right way every time. When you do that, you never have to worry about not being able to do what you need to do.
DO you have integrity? DO you always do the right thing for the right reasons?
I give honesty in my readings although many times it is not what a person wants to hear. They may become upset , but I will still and always tell them the truth. That has earned me more clients than it has lost, and the ones it loses would never get anywhere with my advice anyway.
I strive to do everything right to the letter with the pow wow drum, and there will be no exceptions. There will be no one who will try to harm or dissuade me along the way. Everything that was done to make that drum, obtain the songs and permission to sing them, was done in the correct way, with the utmost devotion to the "right way". I will also not allow people to shove the myth that women never were allowed to drum, and still aren't, down my throat. I will also make sure our drum does everything the right way and best way.
When we go on ghost investigations we never , ever do anything to upset, harm or fool the homeowner, people who see our evidence, or ourselves! We know our stuff, and so do the people we associate with. We never publish an EVP , picture, or video without knowing for sure what it is. We do not clean up or alter any evidence in any way. That means that a lot of it just gets tucked away for us to look at later and try to continue to figure out, or downright scrap. This means that we will never publish voices that are the person outside's, a picture of someone's breath, or a piece of Mother Nature. When we don't know, we publish and ask, and then if it turns out people say it is a bug, then it is a bug! We then publish that! We analyze, share, and if someone we trust says, "no that is a bug", it's a bug. Whether it is or not. It doesn't matter, there is lots more evidence out there to collect! We are never going to put something out there that may not, even for a moment , be paranormal. This doesn't help anything, and could actually harm. I remember when people were going on about "rods" that were really bugs. Today it is dust , rain, pollen and water droplets that are "orbs".
Having integrity may not mean always having fun doing something, but it does mean that life is much easier in the long run. You also won't fool some poor soul into believing and expounding on something that isn't the truth. I have no time for people who try to fool others or break promises to people. People who have no integrity will not get any assistance from me, at all.
Integrity is all that you really have. You are only as good as your results. Be a person of integrity and even though you will never have a bad day , because there are plenty of people out there without integrity, you will have many more good days than bad, and nothing but quality people around you!
Integrity and class shows! People do notice.
As my saying goes....Do the right things for the right reasons, and you will never go wrong!
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