Ethics requires vigilance

Our brilliance is never far from our darkness.

It is in the wilful knowing that we are but a heart beat from being the perpetrator that we hold ourselves to a higher order.

It is from this place as well that we find compassion. “I too looked into that abyss, and but for another, or my cultural heritage, or a whole sequence of fortunate events, I could have made that choice.” 

This in distinction to righteousness, which is its own form of ethical violation, and one I know well enough.

Be it at the personal, organisational or political level, the agreement to cross the ethical line is often disguised in a seductive voice. It offers us a feast for our longing.

So easy does she tempt us. The siren call. 

To have people in our lives who have the courage to call us on our self deceptions, which is the beginning of all greater deceptions, is essential. 

To do this with deliberation, particularly if we are entering into a role of great influence, is to be wise to our humanity. It is not that we might not trust ourselves, rather it is that in the frey of busy-ness and complexity, we might trip into our own unseen darkness.

Photo taken March 5th 2019


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About Dr Christine McDougall

INTEGRITY ARCHITECT FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND LEADERS WHO KNOW OUR SYSTEMS ARE BROKEN AND WHO WANT TO UNLOCK THE POWER OF THEIR PEOPLE AND ENTERPRISE TOWARDS A MORE BEAUTIFUL WORLD

Christine is an internationally recognised facilitator, practitioner, teacher coach, and authority in integrative systems design, human relational design, deep wealth design and regenerative enterprises. She has held large multi-stakeholder initiatives towards a better future or all, managing diversity, complexity and various stages of human development.

As the principal of 2:23AM – She works with leaders and enterprises globally who have a commitment to being the pioneers of enterprise change, where consideration of both the short term profitability and the long term costs/effects are added to the balance sheet on day one, raising the question of how else might we be successful without robbing from our children’s future.

To learn more visit www.223am.com

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