Conscience-health issues

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. Unfortunately, there’s no World Conscience-Health Day. A healthy mind without a healthy conscience can cause much harm. Without conscience-health, the human moral compass gets way off track. An unhealthy conscience leads to frequent self-inflicted pain.

Conscience-health issues are buried in stigma. To even mention conscience makes people uncomfortable. Conscience-health is so far off the human radar that when I search the internet for it, not even one thing shows up about it.

Many things that we call mental health issues are really conscience-health issues. It hard to have a healthy mind without a healthy conscience. Bad conscience-health enables people to justify bad behaviors.

A healthy nervous system releases pain to warn of physical problems. A healthy conscience does the same for behavioral problems.

Conscience-health requires that you cultivate your conscience. If you don’t the weight of the world will gradually collapse it. However, the uncomfortableness of guilt often motivates people to disconnect their conscience instead of correcting their wrong behavior.

The sting of a healthy conscience steers people away from corruption and cruelty. The silence of conscience opens the doors of deception. Yet, the world’s most neglected health care is conscience-health care. Many people never give their conscience a single checkup.

The human mind has the ability to self-justify most wrongful behaviors. Without a healthy conscience it easily goes astray. When a society saturates people with the idea that morality doesn’t matter, it is flooded with conscience-health issues.

As you can see, I’m a conscience-health advocate. Without a healthy conscience, we humans are easily deceived.

An unhealthy conscience can:

  • Lie without being bothered,
  • Be fine with being unkind,
  • Cuss while feeling righteous,
  • Enjoy insulting people, and
  • Justify cheating and stealing,

What you cultivate
Will motivate
Or demotivate
What you nourish
Will flourish.

When media is
Used to publish
Mental rubbish
Will flourish.

Whatever thoughts, desires, and feelings that you choose to cultivate in your life will eventually captivate you. The living Jesus supernaturally empowers His true followers, who cultivate His presence, to bring forth kindness, forgiveness, and compassion in ugly situations.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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