With so much information coming to light regarding unethical behavior, corruption and abuse of power, integrity is needed now more than ever. There are some values that help us stay aligned with what is important to us and integrity is one that is worthy of review.
It is a great time to get reacquainted with our own value system and inner compass so we can be aligned with our integrity. (Although integrity is considered predominantly a masculine trait, both men and women are capable of operating from a place of integrity). For the purpose of this blog, I will apply integrity to men.
Integrity is what makes a man trustworthy and makes people want to follow his lead.
Men of integrity tend to be:
· Men who know who they are and what they stand for.
· Men who have a purpose in life that is bigger than they are.
· Men who wear their values like a code of honor—their word matters to them.
· Men who protect the vulnerable and less fortunate in society.
· Men who stand up for truth.
· Men who have an aura of inner strength about them—observable in the way the carry themselves in their day-to-day activities.
· Men who lead by example and make excellent role models and mentors for younger men.
Younger generations deserve to have great role models and mentors to show them how to live with integrity. If we get the momentum going, integrity is an art that they can pass on too.
I love the leading phrase in the article; 10 Ways to be a Man of Integrity “Character is what you do when no one else is looking.” It captures the picture of integrity splendidly, but knowing and doing is often easier said than done. This point is well illustrated in The Art of Manliness. It provides questions for men to use for self-discovery about choices they are presented with in life. Some might consider this site to be dated, as it provides many opportunities to reminisce about what hobbies, interests and behaviors have inspired men in the past.
The Good Men Project has a growing readership and also offers great insight to help men reacquaint with integrity and other issues that affect men.
These articles support the need for and the value of integrity. By living in integrity you are presenting the best version of yourself, being a role model for others and enhancing the relationships you have.
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If you are inspired, share this blog with others that you know are looking to redefine their masculine presence in the world and live in integrity.
I hope your week is full of love, connection and integrity!
Be the Change You Want to See in the World~Be the One!
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