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

One thought on “Counting Your Conscience

  1. Robert Schenck

    Beloved Sartori,

    Love.

    Your words are the truth. The truth expressed.

    I wrote this to a friend this morning:

    *Today I feel that our world is collapsing; Forces from every dimension of reality are contending with each other; everyone is fighting fearing that an enemy camp may diminish their grip on power; the result is chaos; uncertainty prevails; uncertainty produces crumbling; things come tumbling down; our world may come to a crashing down and disappear. EVERYONE HAS TO STOP FIGHTING. WE ALL HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER TO SAVE OUR WORLD. Working together means everyone accepts everyone as they are; (starting with themselves): we all agree to work together to make our world a loving, friendly, gracious, harmonious, delightful, fun loving, lighthearted world that it could and should be. Those who disagree are accepted; they are acknowledged and accepted; they have equal status as everyone else; everyone is included. To preserve our world we have to be aware that our world is in danger of crumbling; it will crumble if we go on as we are doing; we all have to change how we relate to each other; we all have to lovingly relate to each other.*

    *Love,*

    *Bob*

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