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Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 13:39

If you are used to having to answer to someone else for your behavior, you are less likely to develop your own conscience as your internal guide. That external voice, the one you feel a need to please, speaks in a louder volume.  It blocks the sound of your inner 'still small voice'; it might speak to you in a demanding or fear-inducing tone.

By comparison, your true inner voice connects to a higher level of your spirit.  The tone is calm. You experience its guidance as firm and loving. It induces within you confidence and connects you with to God with awe.

In the course of our lifelong growth process, we are challenged to gradually replace the external voice with our own inner voice to make it our compass and help us make good choices.   This is the development of true conscience.


Batya Yaniger wrote:
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 03:30
This is a very useful way to conceptualize it. So much of our emotional and spiritual development depends on letting go of the noisy interference and breaking the barriers to being ourselves. Yet, we are not here to go back to our innocence as children but rather to plow THROUGH the interference so that we can gain strengths along the way. That is what you help people do.
Batya Yaniger wrote:
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 03:52
This is a very useful way to conceptualize it. So much of our emotional and spiritual development depends on letting go of the noisy interference and breaking the barriers to being ourselves. Yet, we are not here to go back to our innocence as children but rather to plow THROUGH the interference so that we can gain strengths along the way. That is what you help people do. ~ Batya Yaniger, PsyD logotherapist clinician
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