Of Conscience, Conscience reverenced and obeyed,
As God’s most intimate presence in the soul,
And his most perfect image in the world. – W. Wordsworth
On a long trip to Sea Island by myself, I listened to Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. I would be less than honest if I said I remembered every word, but I found myself agreeing in principle with his premise that inside each of us is a knowledge of right and wrong. Speaking for myself only, I wish I had spent more time listening to my conscience, and less time rationalizing with my mind.
What we call Conscience is an inner voice of divine love, resting in the deep of our being, desiring union with our will. When those two merge we are joined in the spirit of God. Perhaps that’s why it is so important to spend the necessary time listening to our heart and soul. Remember those times when you listened to your conscience and merged it with your will, weren’t you glad you did? If someone were to ask me why do I meditate and pray, a good answer would be that I am trying to find that divine harmony between mind and spirit.