Integrity

If you love yourself enough,
To believe that you can rise,
Then courage will build within you,
Until inaction becomes unbearable,
The leap of faith becomes irresistible,
And you grasp your own personal power.

If you love yourself enough,
To see the truth that all others may so rise,
Then empathy will build within you,
Until injustice becomes intolerable,
And you accept the responsibility to show the way,
With the humility to be so shown.

If you love enough,
To know the wisdom born of patience,
Then you will find peace,
And pass without regret,
From a life lived with integrity.