Tag Archives: Conscience

C.S. Lewis on Why to Be Moral


  . . The sort of idea that the word Morality raises in a good many people’s minds is that it’s something that interferes—Morality is something that stops you from having a good time. In reality, moral rules are directions … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis & Ken Wilber on My Truth, Your Truth, and Morality


. “The moment you say that one set of moral ideas can be better, you are in fact, measuring them both by a standard, saying that one of them conforms to that standard more nearly than the other.  But the … Continue reading

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Only Proactive People Can Genuinely Love Others, Reactive People Can’t (updated)


(The following is abridged and adapted and modified from Stephen R. Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change”) Between stimulus and response, human beings have the freedom to choose—but only *if* we develop and … Continue reading

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Love, the Feeling, versus Love, the Capacity (Immature Love versus Mature Love, part 2)


. A properly (or fully) developed human being is a Loving human being. Love, ultimately, is a capacity. A capacity that develops as the result of developing many other capacities and virtues and behavioral predispositions. Some of these are of … Continue reading

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Feeding Your FOOL versus Feeding Your CONSCIENCE


. This post is in response to a post on another blog I read and follow–http://momastery.com/blog/2012/12/12/to-all-the-confounders/ . “I must learn to love the fool in me–the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes … Continue reading

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Thoreau on Love


Love is a severe critic.  Hate (as well as self-centeredness and self-interest) can pardon more than love.  The heart is blind; but Love is not blind.  None of the gods is so discriminating.  We may love and not elevate one … Continue reading

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Love & Friendship—How Do You Know *You’re* Ready for a Real Relationship?


. How do you know when you’re actually ready for a relationship? Not just how do you know when you’re available emotionally for a relationship, but how do you know when you’re healthy enough to be an asset to a … Continue reading

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Love & Conscience: Some of my favorite Martin Luther King Jr quotes


 To actually genuinely love another person requires that we have a well-developed conscience.  Without a conscience we may feel affection for another, we may say we love another, but we will not actually treat another with love, respect, goodness, appreciation, … Continue reading

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We MUST Choose!


I’ve posted today on my other blogs instead of here because thematically the subject matter was a bit better suited for those blogs, but it would still be apropos here and dovetail well with the main thrust of this blog—learning more about … Continue reading

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Why Marriages and Long-Term Relationships Succeed or Fail


The short answer is: it all comes down to the level of character development of the two people in the relationship and the reason why they entered into the relationship. Deeply decent people have it within themselves to make a … Continue reading

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