Mindful Discernment

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Yesterday, I enjoyed a lengthy conversation with my Bento Society weekly group about the meaning and importance of discernment, or the ability to judge well. We concluded amongst ourselves that discernment takes practice, it’s a skill that is honed over time. Author April Davila’s post on honing artistic discernment feels like a great supplemental read, and useful whether you are a writer or not.

Too many people around me can say: ‘I don’t like it’ without finding the reasons why they don’t. It doesn’t make for productive conversations. Going from ‘it’s not working' to ‘these are the reasons why I think it doesn’t work’ can merrily lead us to the next right action, and learn to be more constructive with our feedback.