"The only way to enhance one's power in the world is by increasing one's integrity, understanding, and capacity for compassion."
--David R. Hawkins, MD, PhD
I have been thinking a lot about INTEGRITY today because we are trying to buy a home in a super-hot real estate market and we seem to be running into a LOT of greed and not a lot of integrity. It's disheartening.
The temptation is to play "the game" along with everyone else; make promises you know you won't keep, make offers you have no intention of honoring, throw a little BS of your own onto the pile. But it just doesn't FEEL RIGHT. So we aren't. We are staying in our integrity, being honest about who we are and what we are willing to do and hoping...that our integrity attracts the right and perfect home for us.
Either way, I am finding that there is a certain power in doing the right thing, even if it doesn't yield the result you want. It's an internal power that feels almost holy and I think it's what Dr. Hawkins is talking about here.
The world would tell us to "take" power or "grab" power, but true power only manifests when we decide to BE power, not in the world's definition, but in God's and in our own.
I invite you to BE the power today. Wield your integrity in the world as the powerful weapon that it is.