We make out as best we can in the work to be true to ourselves-- to be who we are capable of being-- within the context and circumstances of our life in each situation as it arises. It helps to be aware of in light of what are we living. What is guiding our boat on its path through the sea? What does integrity demand? What does it take for us to be pleased with what we are doing/have done? How well are we living aligned with who we would be proud to be? What do we let ourselves get by with, time after time? What do we ignore, dismiss, discount, disregard, deny about the quality of our response to what is happening now? What standards do we require ourselves to meet in terms of the responses we make to the moment of our living? What is below us, beneath us? What do we expect of ourselves as far as our response to the day goes? How often do we look ourselves in the eye in a day? Commend ourselves on our performance? Tell ourselves to do better? Call ourselves to task? Pat ourselves on the back? How often are we pleased with how we deal with the day's deliveries? What would it take to be pleased more often? How often do we hold ourselves to the light, see what's what, and do what needs to be done about it?