Reflections on Conscience
When the history of the world and all of its glorious achievements, institutions, cultures, communities, families and individuals is finally written, the prevalent theme will be the degree by which have lived not by their socialized conscience but by their divine conscience. That is the innate, intuitive wisdom contained in the principles that are taught in all global religions and enduring philosophies. Geopolitics, economics, wars, popular culture, art, education or churches will not factor in. The moral and spiritual dimension – how true people are to the timeless principles of right and wrong – will be the overarching and underlying governing force.
“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. ” Leonardo da Vinci
This image is fitting to have this shot of Mirror Lake in Yosemite National Park for today’s post. Mirror Lake has little water much of the year, but in spring and early summer it can grow in size. When water is calm, the lake offers beautiful reflections of surrounding cliffs. Exhibits detail the story of the area’s lake-to-meadow succession. This can also be a good place to spot wildlife, or spend some time in thought and meditation surrounded by the splendour of this stunning national treasure.