Counting Your Conscience

They tell you that it is not good to lie cheat steal, be a murderer, or an adulterer…but how to be such a good person in a world that is so rotten? The world is becoming unconscionable; it rewards war, conflict, ugliness & ignorance, while it punishes integrity, honesty, and intelligence. The world teaches us to be good, to love, but how is one to be so righteous when the world is so wrong? If the world isn’t one of conscience, how are the people to have a conscience? The religions don’t have a conscience, the politicians have even less, and even parents are guilty of unconscionable behavior with their kids, often unknowingly. They want their kids to be great, wonderful students, beautiful, talented, and of course successful, but it is rare for a parent to demonstrate for a child what these things look like. If a child is exposed to distastefulness, they will naturally become distasteful. It’s obvious. The world is not kind, or benevolent. It is rather becoming something that is experienced as an uphill battle, a headache, something that people are fighting with. They have an idea that fighters survive, which is another lie that almost everybody is taught. You must fight for what you want out of life, even if it means you will have to lie cheat or steal to get it. They’ll tell you that it’ll be okay, you will still be rewarded. But I am saying to you that there is no reward for not being honorable, for being dishonest, and for having no integrity. There can be no reward for such things, only illusion.

To have a conscience in such an unconscionable world is certainly the harder way to go because it is the path much less traveled. You will not meet many of your friends there, as it is the road for warriors only. And to be a warrior of such character requires great courage. It is not something that happens often. But when it does, when you see it exhibited; if you see it in your child, or in somebody you love dearly, encourage and nurture it. Do not condemn it. Treat that person as the treasure he or she is, because they are the true saviors. They are here to show us the way to a higher, much more evolved awareness. dwp