When trekking through deep mountains, sometimes people lose their way. It becomes difficult to figure out where they are or where they should go. Surrounded by trees and recurring landscapes, they become totally disoriented.
In their time of confusion, they depend on their compass to regain their bearings.
To successfully navigate through the wilderness, you need three points: true north, your current location and your final destination. Your compass aligns you to true north. This absolute point enables you to determine where you are and where you want to go. That is how you find your way home.
In life, everyone also gets lost sometimes, especially when bombarded by competing value systems, multiple messages, constant information and every-day affairs. Answers are sought for in many places, but without a clear orientation it is easy to lose the way.
Everyone needs a compass to reorient them. The moral compass is the conscience.
As is learned in nature, to navigate through the challenges and complexities of life, you need three points: absolute values and principles, where you are in life and where you want to go.
Your conscience shows you the true north in life. So when the conscience gets unsettled, it is important to listen carefully. It will tell you if the choices and actions are aligned to righteous values and principles.
It will help you see where you are and what you need to do. It will show you your way home.