This phrase, 'be in integrity' has spread far and wide.
Even if we stay out of LGATs, we can easily encounter people write and speak these thought stopping phrases in venues not identifiable as LGATs.
These items have spread far and wide in New Age/Human Potential parlance.
It is important to know to trust that 'jarring' feeling one gets when one encounters these phrases.
And to cultivate an index of suspicion when we encounter these verbal tricks.
Grammatical violation is painful to the ear.
One may wince or feel annoyed. But --and this is important to keep in mind --ordinary lapses in grammar do not affect one's concentration and mental state.
But these artfully constructed thought stopper phrases are different.
One's mind feels..stopped or stunned. Like a dropped connection on one's phone.
Learn to use that feeling as a signal to step back from the situation and quickly as one can, pull one's attention together and study the speaker.
Ask that person to repeat that phrase.
Keep asking or demanding that the speaker repeat the phrase.
A) You can memorize it, write it down and then get home or online and look it up.
See if it is tied to Werner Erhard.
Next, study the grammar and ID whether grammatical and logical violations are there.
If someone has good will, he or she should not mind repeating the phrase.
But if someone is trying to run a game on you, making them repeat a thought stopper phrase breaks their momentum, throws them off the game. And will signal that you are not an easy mark.
In grammar a proposition (such as 'in') requires an object -- container, refrigerator, basket, room, one's pocket.
(Throw (verb) the ball (object) in (proposition) the basket (object of the proposition)
Because integrity is an abstract concept it is not a 'thing' so it cannot be
an object of a proposition.
So, we cannot be grammatically correct and say "Throw integrity in the basket".
And in addition to being a grammatical violation "in integrity" is jarring to the ear, because the sound 'in' is repeated twice, rather like a stutter, as well as being a violation of grammatical usage.
Now, lets look at the word 'be'.
It has a wide range of uses in the English language. If "Be" is the first word of a sentence, the reader or listener cannot know what it means until the rest of the sentence is comprehended.
"Be" is an attention getter when it is is the opening word.
If uttered with an urgent or commanding tone, the impact is heightened. If a speaker adds a gesture, the impact is further enhanced.
And...that is just one word.
Now, follow that with a grammatical violation that disrupts logical flow -- that is powerful little phrase.
Again, Corboy offers these thoughts to readers for purposes of education, emancipation and so that they can be better equipped to defend the inherant dignity of the ordinary untransformed human person --themselves and others.
Anyone using this crap to get an undue advantage over other people --
May you in helplessness find yourself at the mercy of people no better than yourself.