Integrity by Jacquelyn
What does integrity mean to you?
The word integrity has been coming up again and again for me recently. Whether I’m wondering about the integrity of a company, a person or an advertisement I seem to be constantly asking, ‘where is the integrity?’
I think we all know what integrity means to us personally. For me it’s to do with honesty and forthrightness, it’s about living with good intentions and seeing things through to the end even when the right course of action isn’t easy.
On my yoga mat it’s about connecting to inner strength; it’s about putting compassion and self-acceptance before ‘showing off’ or competing with myself or others. I also recognize though that most of us, including me, are just doing our best and that we are human beings prone to error.
This week I’ve seen a few things that have alarmed me. Scare tactics and misinformation used to sell products and in another instance abuse of the guru role endangering vulnerable seekers. I’ve also had cause to question the policies at Facebook that allow horrifying images of violence against women.
For this reason we won’t be advertising with Facebook until ‘rape humour’ is no longer tolerated in the same way that racism and homophobia are rightly banned. If this is a campaign you’d like to know more about please see www.womenactionmedia.org. I warn you though, you may be shocked by the examples you see.
So, this week I’ll be asking you to consider the word integrity while you’re on your mat whether it’s the integrity of an individual pose or what integrity means to you in your business and personal dealings. Join me.
With love, jacquelyn
9.15 am Flow Yoga ~ Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
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9.15 am Gentle Yoga ~ Sunday
Special workshop: Gentle Yoga for Horse Lovers (Posture and Strength for Effortless Balance) ~ Friday at 7.30 pm