How often do we practice discernment in our lives?  Are we going with the flow or really paying attention to the world around us?



Wednesday afternoon we had a new yoga instructor.  She said we needed to set our intention for our practice.  What did we want to accomplish by practicing yoga that day?  She also said we needed to practice discernment.  In yoga we need to practice discernment so that we push our bodies just enough but not too much.  It is sometimes a very fine line between what is hard and doable and what causes pain.  Pain is bad.

All through my practice the word discernment kept bouncing around in my head.  In theory I know what it means but had I really thought about what it would mean to be discerning?

Basically discernment is to use good judgement but it’s more than that.  It’s picking up the little details that others might miss and also including those into your decision process.  It being more aware of what is going on around you and being able to connect the dots that others don’t see.

Using discernment will set you apart.  It will give you extra layers.  Give you a broader scope with which you can make your decisions.  

Give yourself the best chance you can to make a good judgement about all areas of your life.  Start practicing discernment.  Really think about what you are doing and why you are doing it.  Stop sleepwalking through life and start living with intention.

Where do you need to practice discernment in your life?

Let me know in the comments below.


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