Taped to my laptop is the mantra: From stillness comes discernment. It came to me while I was leading a retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health years ago. I revisit this reminder daily. Where do you turn when you have to make a big career or life decision?
The noun discernment describes a wise way of judging between things, or a particularly perceptive way of seeing things. It comes from the Latin word discernere, meaning “separate.” Discernment separates what’s important or true from what’s not. This week I’m asking, “How do I discern?” and reflecting on the tools and practices that support me when I’m faced with a big decision.
Want more? From our favorites vault, read When In Doubt, Do Nothing about one of my favorite tools for discernment and join me and fifty like-minded women from around the US May 6-8 for Awakening Your Wild Soul: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat at The Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC (fly in to Charlotte or Asheville). Two spots left; I’d love to support you!
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- **ALMOST SOLD OUT!** May 6-8 in Boone, NC ~ Gain clarity/focus from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Join like-minded women at Awakening Your Wild Soul: A Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat ~Art of Living Retreat Center. Boone, NC. Tuition/room and board packages start at just $699. Learn more.
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