Nevertheless, most of us work and live in environments that don't nurture the development of the conscience. To hear conscience clearly often requires us to be “still” or “reflective” or “meditative” ─ a condition we rarely choose or find. We’re inundated by activity, noise, social and cultural conditioning, media messages, and flawed paradigms that dull our sensitivity to that quiet inner voice that would teach us of true north principles and our own degree of congruency with them.
But if we stop and search deeply with an honest heart, we can tap into that inner wellspring of wisdom.
(Stephen R. Covey, First Things First, P. 65)
21 February 2016