Discernment is the ability to tell truth from fiction, to know when we have lost our center and how to find it again. I used discernment when picking the best candidate for board of supervisors in a recent election.
Quotes on discernment:
•”The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.” – Lactantius
•“We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future, men of discernment deal only with the present moment.” – Chanakya
•“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” Carl Jung
•“Let discernment be your trustee, and mistakes your teacher.” ― T.F. Hodge,
•“Some people think they have discernment when actually they are just suspicious..
Suspicion comes out of the unrenewed mind; discernment comes out of the renewed spirit.” ― Joyce Meyer