Sometimes something a person says will stick in my head. At times it is a nice thought, one filled with light and joy. While other times, the idea posed stciks for reasons that I don't fully understand. My mind revisits the statement or idea and, like a dog with a bone, attempts to gnaw through to the meat of the statement or the puzzle that has engaged my mind.
Yesterday, as I walked under cloudy skies and pondered the bright blue patch that appeared just above my head as I walked down the mountain, I considered the latest of these bones upon which my brain has been gnawing. Integrity and situations.
I have heard several times "the situation has changed" thus meaning that the actions taken can change or that a person behaves difficulty based upon the difference in the situation.
Something about this has left me feeling uncomfortable. Do we base our behavior upon a situation or is our behavior based upon the person that we are thus it is not situation dependent?
As the wind blew through the towering pines and I made my way down the mountain wondering if I would feel rain on my head before I reached my destination, I questioned the role of integrity and situations.
Integrity is staying true to the self or one's self despite the situation.