This is a good question to chew on, observe, test out, for a True Empath.
The fate of humanity, and your personal well-being, evolution, raising your vibration, depends on your relationship to perfection.
How? Perfection is imposed. Perfection comes from your relationship with something outside of yourself. It's a comparison, and you live in a constant fear of "falling from grace", falling short of perfection. The rules are set by others with an agenda. The agenda isn't overt: in fact, it is a manipulative agenda. The goal is to keep you out of balance, keep you failing, keep you suppressed, keep you small and dependent. 1
Integrity is an inside job. It is between you and you. No one, outside of you, can judge your integrity. Of course, the way the word is used in everyday language makes it, for you, while you are unconscious, part of the perfection racket, but the "real" meaning of integrity is that you act consistent with YOUR interest, with YOUR values, with YOUR Self.
Integrity is an empowering concept, while perfection is disempowering. Integrity has no front office and back office, not shenanigans in the background, it is the same through and through.
While perfection is a Trojan horse. Once it is sneaked into you, you are a puppet on a string, at the mercy of the hidden agenda: you are an effect, never able to succeed in the impossible task of being "sinless". No one is. Your so-called saints are fakes and pretenders.
Humanity can be divided to two groups. The dividing line is the vibration of 200... the level of responsibility and integrity.
Responsibility is a view of life where it is up to you. What? Everything. And when it is up to you, then you are never a victim, although things may happen to you, thing may be done to you, and yet you are not a victim. Because you have something to say in the matter... and you don't say that you are a victim.
You'll hate me for this... but hate me as much as you want, this is why: Your integrity is shot.
Without integrity nothing works. Sounds very general, and definitely doesn't seem to have anything to do with you: you are always on time, you brush your teeth twice a day, you keep your diet, you don't cheat on your spouse... so what am I talking about?
I'll explain it in a little bit, but let me just say something more:
Whenever ANYTHING doesn't work about my life, about any of my relationship, about my health, about my work, about my money, I automatically go to my integrity.
I say: what is the integrity issue that I have that this is what I see... the area not working.
The out-of-integrity can be in many different ways, so I have a checklist: 1
have I been keeping my word? to myself, or to anyone...
My observation has been that the biggest obstacle to returning people to the pristine state we began is the business of the mind, the business of the body.
What I call business is not the activity of getting things done: on the contrary: the wasteful, self-serving misfiring of the nerve-endings, whether it expresses itself in activity or not. The restlessness, the ADHD-type of running around, aimlessly, but self-importantly.
Summary: In this article I am going to illustrate to you how something evolves, as opposed to being born...
I will illustrate to you the thought process it takes to move something from good to better to better and even better... There is no such thing as best in this thought process. This is the foundation of an Expanding Human Being: there is no limit to expanding, neither in the mind nor in the reality of the Original Design. And I'll share the breakthrough we had in raising your vibration.
When I came to this country at age 38, I was much like you in a lot of ways. One of the thngs that I remember vividly is my relationship to improvement. If a product label said "improved", my thought was "that means it wasn't good before, and probably isn't good now... so I won't get it."I still lived in the mind, and the mind does not like improvement, it doesn't like change. If something is good, then it is good, no need for improvement... Bah humbug.
Realizing that I have not had hardly any integrity in my life has been mind blowing, by the way.
Ok, my question is: in the course of doing business, is integrity an issue if I pay someone a lower wage (consensually) for a service that others are being paid higher wages to do the same service? Thank you for any input you may have.
Integrity is an inside job. No social or moral obligations are relevant when we look if there is integrity in a behavior. No one can tell you anything about your integrity.