Want to sleep easier? Want to silence that nagging voice of anxiety that follows you about? Want to connect to that elusive voice of inner peace people are always banging on about? Of course you do!
This week I would like you to do an Integrity Inventory with your good and gorgeous self. It’s simple but it’s not easy: however, there will be such a sense of flow and rightness about it that you will know it’s the way to go.
Ask yourself these questions
1. Is there an area of your life where you are not being entirely honest?
2. Is there a relationship where you are withholding the truth in some way?
3. Is there something that you are afraid will be “found out”?
You don’t need to tell me all the gory details. Just be fully honest with yourself. Think of it as a deep spring clean into those cobwebby old corners of the spare room you don’t use that much. It’s a grimy and not a particularly pleasant task but it feels ohhhhh-so-good when it’s done. In fact, you’d probably lost sight of just how grimy that corner was, you had got so used to living with it — but now it’s so shiny and clean you wouldn’t want it any other way! Clean always feels good.
Three more questions:
4. Is there someone you need to apologise to? Either in person, in real life, or if that’s not an option, energetically, to make peace of a situation?
5. Is there something niggling away where you are saying one thing, but doing another thing?
6. Are your actions matching your words? Really?
These six inventory questions will highlight whether you have slipped out of alignment somewhere in your life. You are only human, so don’t take this as a character failing — y’hear me?!
It’s much more an exercise of awareness. Awareness is key.
Because it’s only when we are aware that we can start to alter things for the better. So if this has highlighted a few integrity slips for you, that’s fine, good to know, you just need to get your sweet self back into alignment with your integrity as soon as you can. Why? Because Integrity feels good. It feels easy. It feels whole. It feels clean. And it’s almost never as hard as you think it’s going to be.
Do what is right. Not what is easy.
It will feel so good you will wish you had done it forever ago. I can’t tell you what you need to do with your new awareness, but I can tell you you will just know what feels like the right thing to do.
When you tell the truth to yourself, and then to those around you (and that’s different, by the way, to random and selective over sharing) you can ease back into feeling good in your own skin. All the time.