Herpes and integrity

Integrity can sometimes feel like an all-or-nothing thing. By its very nature, it's holding ourselves to high standards. And we are also human. Humans aren't perfect (sorry to break it to you). Sometimes in our attempts to be the best version of ourselves possible, we fall flat. We fall down. We do things that don't reach our highest standards. But does that mean we give up? Does it have to be so black and white? What do we do with this dynamic of holding ourselves to a high standard while also being compassionate with our inherent fallibility?

"Fall down seven times, get up eight." — Zen proverb

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