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Into the gritty (Integrity)


Integrity is being unafraid to get gritty with the truth when it becomes challenging.


The word integrity comes from the Latin word integer, meaning whole and complete.

Integrity is the we are who we say we are quality of our lives.

It is essential for a good business and for a good life.

However, we all know life is challenging at times. It brings up our flaws. We see the flaws in others.

We can’t run from this aspect of life: life’s grit, so to speak.

We must get gritty.

Having integrity is a core quality that is built upon in meditation.

In meditation, you are with yourself. You see yourself clearly. You see what you are and who you can become.

Meditation is a practice designed to ignite our wholeness.

Integrity is essential for happiness. If you have no integrity, or if you struggle with integrity in a particular area, you are likely filling that void with whatever distractions tickle your fancy. We have all been there. It’s not a judgment call that we are horrible people…it is merely an indicator that we need to make a change. When we continue to look the other way and fill the void with distractions, we are ultimately left with less than when we started. The only way out, like with anything else, is through.

We must get gritty.

Meditation provides the light bulb that goes off and says, “Yes, that’s the area I need to look at.” Then it’s up to us to respond to this insight. We then are called to take the actions necessary to continue on the path aligned with our truth.

And if we fall, or stumble, we get back up and do it all again.

It is through the grit, that we grow.




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Melissa Marks Garner is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Yoga Teacher and has over 13 years experience.