What is it?
Discernment is a method to create value in everything we do , and seeing life from a perspective of ‘what ought to be’. This makes it real to us. It makes us think better and to aim for the most optimal outcomes. It certainly gives us the ability to think about possibility. You see, once upon a time, humans did not have computers, as well as the Internet, other form of technology… Therefore, people had the ability to obtain sharp perceptions and evaluate current situations using their discernment. It was part of their activity of solving issues, and ought to be an inherent part of the process of making judgments in our present. I discovered that in its psychology , people utilized boundaries that were created through morals, beliefs, and other beliefs systems.
Discernment was initially thought of as a tool to study oneself. It enabled people to determine what is true in our world. Within the limits of general judgment, we are able to make assumptions and arrive to actionable conclusions about the possibilities offered to us. It is a test of the quality and the strength of things. For example, Christians believe that Discernment is a virtue and it aids us to inject wisdom into the decisions we take which keeps us on the desirable choices and a path to follow.
Have we lost it?
Back in the early period of development, people and women were able to pinpoint their location without the use of GPS. It was possible to walk days toward a destination without a Compass. They were aware of the best places to search for wild animals and bush food in the process. Fishermen were able to tell when they were going to get wet. People who were in nature could sense if it was likely to become a burning summer day or if there was a threat of a storm coming. They could understand and interpret the subtleties spoken by other people. They could detect, and did so without the help of electronic gadgets.
The class of a primary school received a call from the teacher questions which were answered in an innocent but incorrect manner, revealing what the pupils’ reality was truly comprised of. These kids could no longer discern. They accepted the world around them based on someone else’s interpretation and direction. ” Where does milk come from?” asked the teacher. ” Oh miss, everyone knows that milk comes from a carton at the supermarket!” was the initial response. “OK. Who knows where money comes from?” She then asked. “Miss, miss, me… me! My mother showed me that money comes from the hole in the wall just outside her bank. She calls it that – ‘the hole in the wall’.”
You may be forgiven to think this was a fabricated up, and joke, but no the case. It’s just not. Therefore, the question is to be asked again. Have we lost it?
The advent of technology and our disconnection from Mother earth it has made us incapable of performing things our predecessors believed to be commonplace and essential for living. Not to mention the type of mindless activities, like binge watching mindless television shows, engaging in endless games on computers and so on… which are nothing more than a way to disengage our minds from our bodies for a period of time, which is why we’ve determined to remain in a sleepy state. This is the reason we lost our ability to discern.
The next generation of children will rely on things like the internet, and other websites in order to make the right decision. It will be difficult to discern what needs to be done.
How do we return it?
The process of individual discernment is not a difficult one, however it requires actions that one can take in order to achieve an acceptable degree of discernment. Here are seven tricks you can use for reclaiming the ability to discern your own natural abilities:
- Be bold and do not worry about the consequences. Whatever happens, will happen. Making a decision is much more important than not taking one at all. If you’re correct, then you’re in the right direction. If not, you can rectify it and get back on track. Don’t rush it however, do make the decision! Give yourself a deadline to deciding what to do as procrastination may set in.
- Utilize both your head and your heart. It is essential to listen to your feelings and simultaneously look into the viability of the suggested solution. Be aware. This helps you properly assess the options available to you. Every individual has a different way of looking at things, and that means that you’ll arrive at your preferred conclusion with what seems to be the most sensible to yourself, and feels right for you..
- Don’t let other people do what you think. Take back your power and stand up for yourself.
- Remember that when in a group, e.g., committee you are also considering every other individual’s choice. Make sure you state your feelings about the situation.
- Listen to your feelings closely. Are the words being spoken making you feel sick, or excited? This will be the guiding force to what is being discussed.
- Request the opinion of someone you trust and admire.
- If you’re one who believes in the Power of Prayer, then make use of Prayer as a method to confirm your conclusions.
Start by doing it on your own. No gadgets!