by Dennie Sueirro RscP
“Discernment is different… with [it] we are simply taking account of the facts and making a decision based on them alone; there is no morality involved.” Pg 91, The Wisdom of the Shamans by don Jose Ruiz
I think many of us have had this experience… We tend to place a negative or positive spin on someone or something without knowing anything else about it — beyond the limited information on the surface. We may condemn something and move on, making important decisions or choices based on this limited perception.
From time to time, I may find myself judging people and events. I like someone or not, gossip about them or not — and go on as if it’s all “OK.”
But what I know for sure in my heart is that discernment is the right path for me. Discernment asks me to simply get all the facts, not taking it personally or emotionally. It keeps me from making assumptions about the person or situation, and encourages me to get the facts and then choose what is right for me.
It isn’t my business to figure out how you should be parenting, or show up for work or what clothes you choose to wear. What IS mine is noting something, getting the facts and deciding if those facts will work for me in my life or not and then implement that in my life — or move on!
Affirm: I get the facts first and choose what is right for me!