Conscience!

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent!

Everyday, the media spits out disturbing stories where I hear the wail of an innocent girl abused, tears in a mother’s eyes whose child is abducted, and the haunting pain of a wife who lost her husband to war. It is a painful realization that our  world is losing consciousness and morality that has brought us at the altar of self destruction as human beings.The time has arrived for a shift in our understanding of real meaning of peace, love and harmony, on this tiny speck of dust that we call Earth.

Our conscience as a human race has come at crossroads with restlessness ruling the world, with constant friction between countries, between religions and castes, between races, and people coming at loggerheads at the drop of a needle. And for the shameless, lackadaisical attitude that turns a deaf ear and blind eye for all the injustice around us, we should rather be shameful. Sure enough, we have failed conscience!

One way we could bring more sanity to the war stricken minds that are more united in their hostility than love, is to teach the values of tolerance, compassion and harmony. It all starts from home, where we need to sow the seeds of righteousness in young minds from a very early age and be role models ourselves. If only educational institutions incorporated in its curriculum an agenda for awareness in our society to look beyond the differences of nations, color, creed or sex, a new generation of human race could evolve. If only places of worship became abode of enlightenment for altruism and selflessness and pure growth of inner self, rather than breeding grounds for shallowness, pretense and vulgar display of power and influence. If there were to be more holistic treatment of stress at work place that emphasizes on a healthy work-life balance, we would have less of machine-like humans. Even when we have the right tools for spiritual enrichment like the practice of yoga, meditation, and umpteen outlets for emotional catharsis, we fail to put them to right use. For us, peace is just a 5-letter word whose symbol we proudly flaunt on our shirts .It is time we took care of the inferno in the human minds that could consume the entire human race in its blaze than the most powerful nuclear weapon.

As we stand with heads held high on the pedestal of victory having conquered the world, unaware of our feet stained with blood from our ruthless, heartless actions, it is our conscience that we massacred. When man hollers and beats his chest for all his MANLY deeds, he is denounced the title of human, yet remains oblivious, and that is nothing but crucifixion of mankind!

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