The Art and
Science of Conscience
Did you know that exercising your Conscience implies that you are accessing your right brain (source: Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of H.E.P)? I didn’t. It was an eye-opener for me. I had always thought that using the Conscience was a logical thinking exercise – a process of deciding between two or more things/choices (which one is right and which one wrong, whether to do something/not to do it, and so on and so forth). But no, I was apparently wrong. Conscience application is related to one’s creative abilities! In retrospect, it does appear to me that it ought to be so because exercising the Conscience involves factoring in the context, the people concerned, relationships, the unique circumstances associated with the decision to be taken etc. And more importantly perhaps, the conscience can be exercised to arrive at a creative solution that moves away from just the default options offered by the situation!