What exactly is it?
Discernment is a method to create value in everything we do and looking at the world in terms of ‘what ought to be’. This makes it true to our self. It helps us reason better and to aim for the best results. It gives us the power to comprehend possibilities. There was a time when, at the past, we did not have computers, or the internet, or any other form of instrumentation… So, humans had the ability to obtain sharp visions and assess current situations using their discernment. It was an integral part in their work to solve problems, and it ought to be an inherent part in the process of judging for us today. It was evident that within the psychology , people utilized boundaries that were created from moral codes, value systems and other belief systems.
The concept of discernment was originally thought of as a personal instrument for science. It helped people determine what is true in our world. Within the framework of common sense, we are able to draw assumptions and come to an actionable conclusion about the possibilities being made available to us. It is a test of the quality and power of the things. For instance, Christians believe that Discernment is a Virtue, and it assists us to incorporate wisdom into the choices we make, keeping us on desirable choices and a path to follow.
Have we lost it?
In the early pioneering years men and women could pinpoint their exact location without the assistance of a GPS. The could trek for long distances to reach a point without a compass. They knew where to find wild food sources and wild truckers in the process. Fishermen knew when it was likely to rain. Nature watchers were able to tell if it going to be a hot, summer day or if an approaching storm was on the way. They could read and comprehend the nuances spoken by others. They were able to discern and they did this without the help of electronic devices.
A class in the primary school was once asked by the teacher to answer questions, which were then answered with a sly but false manner, revealing what the pupils were actually composed of. They were no longer able discern. They were accepting the world around them according to a different interpretation and instructions. ” Where does milk come from?” asked the teacher. ” Oh miss, everyone knows that milk comes from a carton at the supermarket!” was the first response. “OK. Who knows where money comes from?” She then inquired. “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 might be forgiven to believe that this was just a made up and was joke, but it wasn’t the case. It’s just not. The question needs to be asked again. Have we lost it?
Technology has revolutionized our lives and our separation from Mother earth it has made us incapable of performing the things our ancestors found to be common knowledge and essential for living. Not to mention the type of mindless, mindless, and numbing activities like watching endless TV shows, having endless fun on computer, etc… which only serve to disconnect our minds from our bodies for a period of time, which is why we’ve decided to stay in a vegetative state. This is one reason why we lost our ability to discern.
The children of the future will rely on things like the internet and the like in order to make the right decision. It will be harder to help them ‘discern’ what should be done.
How can we return it?
Individual discernment is not a difficult one, however it requires actions that one can take to reach an acceptable level of discernment. Here are seven tips you can use for reclaiming your natural ability to discern:
- Act without any Fear for the outcome. Whatever happens, will happen. Making a decision is more crucial than not making any decision at all. If you are right, then you are on track. If not, you are able to rectify it and get back in the right direction. Do not rush, but do decide! Set yourself a date for the decision-making process, otherwise procrastination can set the stage for.
- Utilize both your head and your heart. It is crucial to pay attention to your feelings, and simultaneously look on the practicality the suggested solution. Stay informed. This will help you evaluate your options. Every individual has a different way of looking at things, and that means that you’ll arrive at the conclusion that feels right to yourself, and feels appropriate for you..
- Don’t allow others to do what you think. Take back your power and take a stand.
- Remember that when you’re part of the context of a group, e.g., committee you’re also looking at every person else’s decision. Remember to always state how you feel about things.
- Be aware of your feelings. Are the words being spoken making you feel sick or excited? This will serve as your driving direction to the topic being discussed.
- Request the opinion of someone you trust and value.
- If you’re one that believes in the Power of Prayer, then use Prayer as a method to verify your beliefs.
The first step is taking it all on your own. No gadgets!