Conscience

Conscience

Ref Morality

Inbox

  • The “Should” or
  • vs other-authored "shoulds" (is noise for your own sense of wii)

Introduction

  • Conscience provides feedback on our sense of [[Responsibility 🔘]] for a Meaning Gap
  • Conscience has a mood. It has Emotion . Maybe these 2 terms are interchangeable within specific constraints, albeit nuances are not well explored due to limited general imtuitive capability
  • It (the gap between Imtuition and associated [[Perception 🔘]]).
  • Conscience doesn’t discern whether the Imtuition is authentic; ie. based on an internal or external authority
  • George Gurdjieff talks about being guided by objective conscience rather than subjective morality.
  • Conscience doesn't call us to something we are not capable of
  • Conscience or Imtuition isn’t dyadic. It doesn’t tell us what’s “right” and “wrong”. This is a misunderstanding of its role.

Relationship with pride

  • Pride is the feeling associated with honouring Conscience. Pride is a positive Conscience

Using conscience as a guide

(From Witness Loc 7227)
On the other hand, if I did not ask at all but prayed for guidance, the indication of what I should be doing came unexpectedly and unpredictably without the Latihan and especially when I was not thinking about it. These indications were so sensible and usually so different from what I myself wanted to do or thought of doing, that I could not doubt their veracity.
I tentatively formulated the following criteria for accepting the promptings of the ‘inner voice’:They must not be contrary to commonThey must be surprising or at least unexpected.They must be unprompted and unsolicited except in very general terms of ‘asking for help’.
It also became evident to me that if one is to take the guidance of Conscience seriously, one must be prepared to follow it wherever it may lead. It is not an imperative command, but a ‘still, small voice’ that is easily silenced. It does not strive nor cry, but if we trust it, it begins to trust us and to come more and more into the open - that is into our mental

From Heidegger

“Conscience is a call. It is something that calls one away from one's inauthentic immersion in the homely familiarity of everyday life. It is, [[Heidegger]] writes, that uncanny experience of something like an external voice in one's head that pulls one out of the hubbub and chatter of life in the world and arrests our ceaseless busyness.”
“For Heidegger, by contrast, conscience is not God talking to me, but me talking to myself. The uncanny call of conscience - the Lang and pain of its sudden appearance – feels like an alien voice, but is, Heidegger insists, Dasein calling to itself. I am called back from inauthentic life in the world, complete with what Sartre would call its "counterfeit immortality", towards myself.”

Related concepts

“Deep Feeling”

Christopher Alexander. “Adherence to the whole”. Ref The Nature of Order, pg 566

Kenosis

the concept of emptying one’s own will and receive God’s will

Egoism

Egoism is the action of a Self whereby the meta-affirmative Will is not served or to put another way the Self’s part(icipation) in the Whole is denied