True Confession Time:
Sometimes maintaining integrity is a struggle.
As a card-carrying political junkie, the last few months have provided an addictive front-row view of history-in-the-making in our nation’s capital. However, as a Unity Truth Student, my head threatens to explode quite regularly because of the lack of candor and duplicity being paraded by national leaders and acolytes of all ideological stripes.
So I confess. I am so tempted to jump into the fray of name-calling and snide innuendo. And it is so tantalizingly easy to discard my integrity and spiritual principles - just this once! - to snipe, to spout a snarky retort, or denounce someone whose opinions don’t align with mine.
As a member of a church promoting practical Christianity, I understand the importance of incorporating Unity principles in as many aspects of my daily life as I possibly can. So, how do I, the archetypical political aficionado, maintain my personal and spiritual integrity in these culturally abrasive times?
First, as a Unity Truth Student, I have committed to speaking only the truth. No matter how triggered I may get, I deliberately choose to refrain from cheap shots, rumor-mongering and disingenuous innuendo. (But oh, is my tongue mangled from repeated biting!)