Reflections on Conscience

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does

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.


12 responses

  1. Stunning reflections here man!

    May 22, 2012 at 7:26 am

  2. Wonderful reflections, the green of the trees against the stony grey of the rocks really works and sets the image off to a tee.

    May 22, 2012 at 8:50 am

    • Yosemite makes being a Photographer easy – again thanks for your kind feedback!

      May 22, 2012 at 11:00 am

      • Ansel Adams was one of my first photographic heroes, I would love to go to Yosemite

        May 26, 2012 at 12:35 am

      • Yosemite and Yellowstone amongst many others is a dream location for Photographers!

        May 26, 2012 at 6:28 am

  3. Lovely shot and sentiments…a perfect pairing. Thanks for sharing!

    May 22, 2012 at 11:56 am

  4. great quote and timely for me personally. thanks!

    May 22, 2012 at 8:12 pm

  5. Pingback: It’s 9pm – Do you know where your Conscience is? « The Inspired Verse

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