A major factor in maintaining integrity is having the ability to make commitments. Whenever we find ourselves making the decision to skip out on something that we truly want to do, it’s not usually because the task is especially difficult or daunting, it’s because we’re simply not willing to make the commitment.
So what are we really talking about when we refer to the concept of commitment? We’re talking about keeping our word. We’re talking about making the conscious decision to see something through, then taking the proper actions to follow through on that decision.
But what is it that causes us not to commit? It’s the fear of failure. It’s the insecurity within ourselves to believe that we are not worthy. It’s the primitive defense mechanism within our psyches to shield us from harm. But are any of these things really us, or are they just programmed energy patterns that we’ve adopted throughout our lives?
Some might say that it is only natural to protect ourselves for survival, but I beg to differ. When we are born into this world, we do not come with the reflexive behavior to shield ourselves from danger. We are all-loving, free-spirited beings of infinite possibility, and it is only the mental conditioning of fear-based doctrines that says otherwise.