Integrity Is Authenticity


Integrity is authenticity. Nothing to fear. Integrity is not some external standard that is incessantly beyond reach, or a mark that we will miss akin to SIN which is: Separate, Identify and Name. Integrity is within us, and is not something to earn. Like grace, it is freely available if we choose.

Integrity is simply being wholly (who we truly are) without identifying ourselves exclusively through the masks and personas that we may hide behind. Authenticity is not so scary. Many spend their whole lives running from themselves and hiding inherent greatness behind projections.

Waking up to being exactly who we are, with total acceptance, can stop the exhausting marathon of avoidance. In the pause, if only for a moment, there is a meeting of the soul as our unique sole signature begins to express in an entirely new and liberated way. It becomes like breathing. Easy.

Integrity, as authenticity, brings forth joy from within. Nothing to do other than to be, integrate, and express from that natural whole state. Integrity.


Melissa Joy Jonsson
February 2014


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About the Author | Melissa Joy Jonsson

Melissa Joy Jonsson is the founder of M-Joy, a unifying “we” movement that provides a new language to experience self-love as integrity. She is best known for her ability to engage people to embrace their true authentic power by playing in the field of the heart. Melissa has been teaching popular life-transformational seminars around the world since 2008. As an intuitive coach and holistic practitioner, she has a diverse client base in more than 25 countries. Melissa spent more than a decade as an executive in the pharmaceutical industry. She is the author of Little Book of Big Potentials, Practical Play the Heart-Centered Way, and M-Joy Practically Speaking. Melissa has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She resides in San Diego, California. To learn more, please visit

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