I don’t particularly like to voice my political opinions. Mainly because there is so much hostility and divide in this country right now. It seems that if I don’t believe a certain way I find myself being attacked. That doesn’t work for me. I feel Honesty, empathy, value and integrity are no longer alive and well in this country. Thats my opinion. However, whatever your political beliefs are it’s undeniable that the real hero yesterday was Mitt Romney. He stood up in the midst of a storm to stand up for his moral beliefs, his faith in god as well as his integrity. That takes courage. He gets 5 stars in my book. Like him or not…agree with him or not but as Christians isn’t that what we are supposed to do? Choose to do the right thing even when it means being condemned, bullied and vilified.
“A quiet mind married to integrity of heart is the birth of wisdom.” – ADYASHANTI
I read this quote this morning and I found myself pondering on my own integrity. It reminded me of the time I quit a lucrative and very prosperous position based on my personal integrity. At the time my boss was asking me to compromise my integrity for the good of the business. In other words for money. I refused, so I quit on the spot. I still remember the words he said to me. “You will never make the money you make here”. My reply was “I’d rather take that chance than compromise my integrity for a buck!”
I walked away that day with my head held high and have never looked back. In the end, he was right. I’ve never made the money I was earning at my position while working there, however I have never regretted my decision. I knew then like I know now. I made the right decision. I haven’t always made great decisions in my life but any decision I’ve made based on integrity has always been one with no regrets. I’ve found it easy to never look back.