Integrity and authenticity seem very similar if not identical … but they are not.
Integrity relates to the world of the false self … the one called ‘me’ as a person, the body-mind-identity or ‘person’ - who most believe is who they are. It involves something called honesty and living within the parameters of what is perceived of as true and right conduct. While this ‘is’ altruistic and noble on the surface, it is totally dominated by the conditioning that defines this ‘made-up’ entity or false self. Every attachment, expectation and identification tied to memory and imagination ‘designs’ what this illusory identity calls true, and that is an ever-changing description that is always compromised at best.
Authenticity, however involves the Awareness that this entity is a false self. It recognizes that nothing about it is real in any way. IT does not require any analysis or comparisons of what is so called right or wrong … IT lives beyond the world of opposites as one flawless and untainted SELF. Everything expressed by this SELF [which is ‘one’ Consciousness, in which all that ‘seems to be’ is a ‘projection’] is Perfect … IT ‘is’ Truth IT SELF, also called Love [unconditioned in any way]. This Awareness is another name for Who You Really Are.
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