Rather than sedating our conscience, it behooves us to ingratiate ourselves to it. Satisfy it's demands. That begins with Self honesty. The world doesn't understand when a person makes this shift, or is inherently built this way
We need not reveal our whole selves, or become an apologist for our way of being. Explaining how we came to be on this path to those who took a different tack in life is a waste of time and energy.
Clearing from ourselves the accumulated doubts and self deprecating features are the most important tasks to clear a way for our inherent good to flow back to the world.
Learning the language and actions of Self Love (the Universe's true love pattern, or form) is another aspect of this process.
Then seeking to discern, associate and heed the promptings of One's "Do Goodness" which emanates from the center of their being, near the solar plexus.
Let your conscience guide you. Be courageous. Don't give up.