Obedience is following what is right and playing by the rules. It is listening to what your parents and others in authority have to say and doing it as faithfully as you can. As you grow and mature, obedience means listening to yourself - the place of truth within you that knows what is truly right. The purpose of obedience is to guide you and protect you. When you are obedient you obey the law even when no one is watching. To be obedient is to be trustworthy.
I am practicing Obedience when I...
- Follow the rules, even when I feel like ignoring them
- Keep my agreements without having to be reminded
- Do what is right even when no one is watching
- Question authority respectfully
- If I break a rule or law, accept the consequences - then get a fresh start
- Listen to my inner authority
I am obedient. I play by the rules. I have the courage to face a just consequence and make a new start. I do what is right.
This virtue write-up comes from the work of The Virtue Project. The Virtues Project is a global grassroots initiative to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life. The Project is sparking a global revolution of kindness, justice, and integrity in more than 95 countries through its facilitators and Virtues Connections. For more information visit www.virtuesproject.com.