Spiritual discernment

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Discernment as a concept has been somewhat elusive to me. I do it, but until recently I didn’t realize what it was, what it involved or even, really, how it felt.

Much of what I do is judgement, I judge – good / bad, attractive / unattractive etc.

I do also discern, which is the process of filtering that which is around us without judging it, or becoming emotionally involved, and choosing what to accept or integrate and what to let go of, or simply ignore.

For some reason though I had a really tough time getting my head around the concept until very recently and I think that is a lot to do with my openness to consciously integrating the practice in my life. To actually use it upon myself and my accepted ‘truths’. Continue reading