Monday, May 14, 2012

A Moral True North

In this video, Henry Rollins uses the phrase, "moral compass," and I immediately tuned into it.  

I read the phrase in a recommendation for my event planning skills on LinkedIn, which reads, 
"She is a very hard worker, a great communicator and has a profound moral compass."

According to, a moral compass is anything which serves to guide a person's decisions based on morals or virtues.

On, a group of men compiled a list of those virtues:


and continue that if you embody these traits, then whatever organization you serve will have:


They even offer a Self Assessment if you so wish to try.

I found some great images of what am moral compass would look like:

There have even been studies that have found a part of the brain that is the moral compass,
and then decided to play with magnets and try to offset the good judgments of the participants in the study.
In that same study, they also mention a "God spot," which I have also heard about, but when I went to research it, many studies have debunked the theory.  

However, on the subject of the moral compass, let's get one thing straight: 
There is good and bad, 
an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other, 
the voice of reason, or the voice of desire. 

A moral compass measures  how we choose to interpret and act on our own personal situations.

We are the only ones who ever know what we truly felt, 
and equally the only ones who have to live with our choices.  

Look at the moral compass as a gift - 
choose to use it wisely and it will continually direct you to a true moral north.  

Happy Trails!

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