Discernment is needed in every moment of life.
Consider this for a moment. Are you able to tell when someone is telling you the truth?
Do you know how to determine the right next step for you?
Discernment isn’t judgment. Judgment has elements of control and a need to be right. If you are judging something in yourself or in another, you cannot uncover what is true in a situation. If you are to take the “road less traveled”, if you are to discover a path that resonates with an inner sense that has been longing for expression, you must learn how to use discernment.
Discerment of Your Next Step
Your path appears just ahead of you as you walk. Often, you cannot see very far down the road. You may not even know which way is “forward”; you simply trust that a path is there.
Be willing to move even if you are afraid. In the act of stepping out you open yourself to the landscape of what is possible.
The creative moment lies in the willingness to trust that your feet will find the earth—or that wings will sprout to carry you over the divide. As you learn to feel with your inner sensing the difference between a true step and a false one, you build that sensitivity into a foundation of discernment you can rely on to guide your choices.
That’s why discernment is needed in each moment.
Take a breath. Release it. Take another. Devote some dedicated time of concentration/meditation. It doesn’t need to be hours of quiet, perhaps only 15 minutes. Then allow the question to simmer within you through the weekend. Let responses bubble up into your awareness. Notice new ways of thinking, of images or ideas that arise spontaneously. Pay attention to your dreams. Let it happen. Be aware. See where it leads you next. Let yourself savor this process of receiving from yourself. Don’t judge whatever comes up, just receive it. Make notes.
You may want to share something from this process. Sharing can be an important way to anchor an insight in your body. It can lead you to deeper insight. It can stimulate action. Feel free to use this arena to share whatever moves you.