GIVE: Guided By The Spirit — Search For Your Beacon

GIVE … by the Spirit™ Guest Contributor — Grace Ste. Croix

Search For Your Beacon

© 2012 Grace Ste. Croix

May 1, 2012

compassEveryone has a moral compass engrained in their thought process. Each of us has a standard of right and wrong and what to do if certain situations occur and how to handle them appropriately. We can put ourselves in a hypothetical situation and ensure that we would always choose “good”.

However, life is constantly filled with “gray” areas that call into question our moral compass. We must search for our beacon to make sure we steer ourselves on a righteous path.

If only life were more simple. It would be easy to keep our promises to ourselves that we will always be moral and just in every situation we encounter. This is not the case. There are so many situations where things can be complicated. Sometimes the culprit of a bad situation is a loved one or a friend. Are the conflicts that this person caused now somewhat justifiable?

There is a huge difference in what one would say he or she would do in a hypothetical situation and what they actually do. When certain interests or factors are thrown into the mix with the same choice allowed, many of these assured people find themselves conflicted in practice, in which in theory they are inclined to believe that they would have a strong beacon in a situation.

Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort. Mahatma Gandhi

We must make sure when understanding the beacon that guides us through right and wrong is a moral authority, not just dictated morals from other outlets. As a person you must take great care in what is considered “good” and “bad” and become a moral authority on injustices, despite what certain interests or factors are placed in front of you.

Remember one of Shakespeare’s most coveted quotes: “To thine own self be true.”

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