Welcome to another episode of Wild and Precious Conversations. This week, I am introducing the idea of integrity.
Due to a series of unfortunate events, which honestly included a trasnformer blowing up or catching fire (or something like that ) this week’s episode does not have a guest. But I think that’s exactly what needed to happen.
Next week, we get a conversation with Cam Brewer, lawyer, activist, *accountant*, entrepreneur. This week, we get a short introduction to integrity.
A short, 17 minute introduction that took me days to complete.
I start with this:
“Everyone is wildly ‘pro-integrity,’ but ask them what integrity actually means and they can rarely tell you, let alone translate their definition into specific behavioral expectations.” (Christopher Bauer)
Can you tell me, first, whether you think integrity is important to you; and second, can you list for me a few specific behavioral expectations for yourself and those around you?
I ended up, through the help of this fabulous article in Psychology Today by Leon F. Seltzer, realizing that for us, integrity should be considered in the context of our emotional health.
And should be smoothered in a healthy dose of compassion, both for ourselves and for others.
Consider that, when you integrate all the dissperate parts in yourself, you end up with integrity.
Have a quick listen and let me know your thoughts!
** I want to make a quick note here that I think Internal Family Systems is a really helpful model for looking at integrity. I don’t necessarily adhere to every aspect of this model.
Onward. Excited to begin more conversations again. Ha! Is this section *ever* accurate? Hopefully, next conversation is with Cam Brewer discussing Integrity.
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