Living in integrity is often as simple as being honest about your passions and your concerns–honest about who you are. When you tell the truth to yourself and everyone else, the world reacts accordingly. This is not new age hocus pocus but a real world practicality.
If you are in love with someone and you are honest about it with the person involved, something will shift.
If you want a job that brings more meaning and you say so, your present and future employers will react accordingly.
If you are worried about the world and truthfully talk about wanting to do something about it, people and organizations around you will invite you to help.
If you are in a friendship that isn’t working for you and you tell the truth, the relationship will morph.
If you need more rest, being honest about that may bring about circumstances that are more restful.
If you truthfully say you aren’t made for the work to spend treadmill, you will find that you are no longer on the work to spend treadmill.
And on and on.
None of this means is a magic trick to get the results you want. Nor does it mean that you should be ruthlessly honest or use honesty as an excuse for cruelty. Nor will it be easy–you will need a lot of courage.
What it does mean–if you have that courage–is that if you present in the world as the person you are on the inside, circumstances will automatically shift and your life will begin to realign to have integrity with the person you are on the outside.
If it hasn’t been your habit, suddenly being honest about yourself can cause a dramatic amount of realignment that may seem frightening. But once the realignment is complete, then your life ends up in line with who you are and and telling the truth no longer will cause you problems.
The people in your life, your job, where you live, what you do, how you help the world will all be in accord with your truth. Telling more truth, at that stage, will only amount to tiny course corrections.
This is why living in integrity is often as simple as being honest.