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Integrity Redux

What do you do when you fall short on your personal benchmarks of integrity?

How do you reconcile yourself to your shortcomings? failings? mistakes?

It definitely holds true that you really can never be too old to learn a life lesson, make a silly mistake, or act like a naive – or rather foolish – juvenile who should have definitely known better.  Such are the truly humbling moments in our life.  The key is to leverage those times as fortunate happenstance for humbling self-enlightenment.

Of course, the self-realization of all this smarts at the ego.  Good.  Our egos could use a bit of acute prodding now and then.  Indeed, this is one of the more effective steps in liberating the self from the ego and all related fetters.

And the SWF to all this boils down to:

At the same time we would like to be at our best and realize our highest creative potentiality, it is more often the case we WILL miss the mark.  Some will do so rather more brilliantly than others, while others will go about it in a manner spanning the entire spectrum in-between.  Critical to note here is this is not a signal that we are ultimate failures in any way – at all – rather, quite the contrary.

These times offer us compelling opportunities to make profoundly resonant and long-lasting changes of self-improvement towards a truly meaningful freedom of and from the self.  That liberation is sweetest after those moments we have truly earned and fought for our transcendence.  Truly, it is not the triumph but the aftermath of our defeats that enable some of our greatest achievements.

In turn, we can inspire by example our highest creative potentiality realized through erstwhile darkest moments –  our little badges of transcendence – that we ourselves surmount and turn into our brightest triumphs.


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Integrity, Revisited

There exists a widespread disconnect between consistency in character integrity and everyday practice in all manner of being within individuals today. Regardless of society echelon, culture, geography, and demography, the pandemic is universal. The fragmentation – between integrity and action – is pervasive as an acute sign of modernity’s social (moral) desensitization. The resulting ramification of all this is an additional very fundamental arena where accountability ‘falls to the wayside’, abandoned.

This arena speaks to the schism within each individual. As a veritable disjunction between his ideal and his real; ultimately, he falls to lost potentiality. This is a tragedy we can no longer sustain. Indeed, we must inveigh against it with unwavering due diligence and not stop until we have vanquished it and thwarted all further attempts at its recurring persistence.

Not convinced?

Have you ever come across a person who purports to be a certain way, but in all actuality is the opposite?

Have you ever heard the rhetoric of a leader who proposes to ignite you to action, but falls flat, or even calls you to the opposite direction?

Have you ever been bitterly disappointed by a childhood hero or significant figure who ‘pops the idealistic bubble’?

The SWF Answered:

The central tenet of Infinite Potentiality Theory (IPT) encourages the individual’s realization of his creative potentiality (ICP) so he may attain an ultimate freedom (UF) of and from his self and all related fetters. In this manner, he transcends from a self-centered reality paradigm to that of the other. Through this qualitative ontological paradigm shift of positions from self to other, a necessary redefinition occurs. Inherent within that redefinition is a decided turn away from the phenomenological-metaphysical duality towards an active embrace of the ICP-UF collaborative interrelationship.

Rather than focus on a self or me-centered perspective, the individual of IPT exists in other and is compelled to act accordingly through that new position. By so doing, he can contribute in a meaningfully positive way to his society. Through his example, he can inspire others to the same. From his specific locus of time, space, and geography, he can make a worldwide difference in the manner similar to concentrically outward-radiating waves beyond his time, space, and geography.

The qualitative ontological paradigm shift has already occurred. It is just a matter of his acknowledgment and effective action to flourish accordingly. By so doing, he will stop the cycle of desensitized fragmentation, character schisms, and wasted potentiality and instead, elevate the collective world conscience to an extraordinary degree.

Indeed, we all could then begin extolling the inherent creative potentiality in every individual, at present and in future.