January Writing Theme: Discernment

Each month I share a monthly writing prompt for you to reflect on, write about, and discuss. I’ll be writing a lot on this theme, and I invite you to join me in writing by linking your blog in the comments below or following the hashtag #mowriting on Twitter or Instagram.

Discernment: What is it? What does it mean to be discerning?

How do you decide? How do you know?

Discernment is “the ability to judge well.”

It is, to me, about our own internal ways of knowing.

How do you know? 

Growth, after all, is about the knowledge and discernment to see who we are, to test what we’ve done, and to figure out how to change it. If we don’t pay attention — if we aren’t discerning enough — how will we learn?

Discernment implies judgment. How do you judge? When do you know you’ve used good judgment, and when do you realize you’ve made

How do you judge? When do you know you’ve used good judgment, and when do you realize you’ve made poor judgment?

What does wisdom look like in your life? Today, this moment, this month?

Join me in reflecting on this question this month. What does it mean to be discerning and why is it important to do so?

I invite you to consider the ability to discern your own path and inner wisdom, as well as the ability to discern more about the world around you.

Leave a note in the comments on this post with your reflections, share your pieces using the hashtag #mowriting, or send me a note with a guest post if you’d like to contribute to this month’s theme.

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