Peace is the ultimate elixir concocted by all your values and following actions.
Peace is the alignment of your values with your actions and grounding them in this planet.
If your words, wishes, ideas, and ideals do not match your actions, alignment and peace will not be created. You won’t feel peaceful.
Praying for peace does not bring peace, unless your actions follow your values.
Peace is not an idea that we invite, stay in or experience outside of us.
Peace is created.
We create peace as Creator with our actions.
Peace is engraved in our true self, since it is crucial for surviving and thriving in the human body.
If we don’t act following our true self, we act by Ego; we are not aligned with peace. Thus, acting by the Ego (false-self) and expecting peace is delusional.
Acting by our true self is integrity.
Let’s check the definition of integrity according to different dictionaries to start with basic understanding:
Britannica Dictionary: https://www.britannica.com/dictionary/integrity
1. the quality of being honest and fair
2. the state of being complete or whole
Merriam-Webster : https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/integrity
1: firm to a code of especially moral or artistic values: INCORRUPTIBILITY
2: an unimpaired condition : SOUNDNESS
3: the quality or state of being complete or undivided : COMPLETENESS
The Cambridge Dictionary: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/integrity
1. The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles
2. Wholeness and unity
Exhaustive synonyms of integrity according to https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/integrity :
Honesty, principle, probity, purity, rectitude, sincerity, virtue, candor, forthrightness, goodness, honestness, honorableness, incorruptibility, incorruption, righteousness, straightforwardness
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How we can be “honest” to ourselves, and how we can have integrity for peace?
WHAT ARE YOUR VALUES?
You can not align your actions with your values unless you know them. Take your time to think about your values and write them down if you need to.
Example: When I have a hard decision to make, I open my list of values updated several times during my life according my age and experiences. Latest time I checked it, it was when I decided to move to Edmonton, Alberta from Montréal, Québec. Since I had a comfortable life in Montréal, I did not have a problem to survive, yet I did not feel being among the right people and community with similar values; freedom, human rights, honesty, and courage. It used to affect me concerning the use of all my potential. We don’t have to be contented with surviving; thriving is what we all deserve as divine beings. I aligned my actions with my values rather than prioritizing my short term conformity, and I am at peace and in a biggest thriving process of my life since I moved to Edmonton.
DO YOUR ACTIONS FOLLOW YOUR VALUES?
SIGNS OF INTEGRITY
Your life values do not exist to put pressure on you in daily life decisions. Basically, this is the opposite. Each time you act against your values, you put pressure on yourself. Your values remind you to be faithful to yourself, not being tempted by manipulations, nor shallow ego satisfactions in daily life decisions. Following your values and acting accordingly is your long-term peace, acting out of conformity is being dumbed; frustration, loss of self-esteem, being slaves of the system, being a perfect source of narcissistic supply, giving away your born rights, loosing your mission of life, total chaos within, desire for creating dramas and avoiding the truth, etc…
The best sign of integrity according to my experiences is being in thriving mode. If you feel like barely surviving, and not abundant, if you have to decide with fear and limitations, it means you put yourself in a surviving mode; you left your true self, and you did Ego choices. You incarcerated yourself in a self-generated prison.
Example: Pay attention to the people who react strongly when they are told the truth. People who lost their values and acting according what looks like comfortable to them in order to follow their routines, and to keep their assets. These people lost their ability to critical thinking, they use exactly the same sentences used in brainwashing mechanisms (nothing authentic in their discourse), and they can only function in dualities (wrong – right, hate – love, friend – enemy, etc…). Limited choices of surviving mode. They are delusional about them being limited. Their life is simplified to fit in, and they are not at peace because human is not a simple being, but complicated with endless potential and possibilities.
HOW YOU DEFEND INTEGRITY FOR PEACE?
Integrity is a daily life practice. When we are tempted with easy and comfortable decisions during the day, it means we are manipulated by others who would benefit from our disorientation. Contributing to the integrity of others is more than praying for, but it is creating peace. Best ways to encourage others to act with integrity would be acting with integrity yourself, and telling the truth without being apologetic about it. We are not responsible of other people’s feelings, we are only responsible to act from our true self.
Example: If “compassion” is your value, fishing would make you feel anxious, frustrated, and unfair. Each time you go fishing, you turn your back to your true self. If you feel totally fine when you see the fish fighting for its life, and you talk about love and compassion, well, you defy one more value, “honesty”. You need to stop bragging about love and compassion, you need to accept yourself as you are, compassion is not your value, be honest to yourself and move on.
I hope this article which contemplates integrity contributes to your peace.
Next value: honesty.
Until then, keep your integrity, and peace…