can be thought of as an event in time, a moment when shackles
are broken and freedom from oppression is achieved.
Liberty itself, however, does not necessarily
follow. Freedom is a quality in which the entire self is integrated
and expressed in one's life, and choices are made that reflect the
The integration of self includes thoughts, feelings,
desires, intuition-but also includes that quiet yet persistent internal
barometer of morality that we call conscience. It
is conscience that we tend to under appreciate. We think of it as
a nagging upsurge of guilt, the whisper of our better angels. Equesta
holds that conscience is more than that. It is the center of our
consciousness, the heart of human nature, the echo of our spirituality.
With this in mind, Equesta informs us
that we cannot be complete as human beings, we cannot really be
free or authentically ourselves, without giving conscience its due
as an integral part of who we really are.