Discernment (sanskrit – viveka) is the ability to judge well or to be able to discriminate the difference between ‘this’ and ‘that’.
Practitioners trust their judgement;
Decision making becomes easier;
Noise falls away and suffering is relieved;
People with discernment feel empowered to act;
Discernment instills confidence and engagement.
In yoga and meditation, we practice ethical codes and observe self-training and self-reflection in our personal lives. On our mats and/or sitting, we breathe, self-reflect and move in specific ways to greatly hone our body/mind focus.
Continued practice helps us to become the ‘seer’. What do we mean by the ‘seer? The seer has learned to observe the fluctuations of the mind as mere thoughts and no longer feels overwhelmed, hurt or disturbed by them.
With a regular practice, we lose our attachment to the people, places, things and the noise which keep us in a place of ambiguity, self-doubt and uncertainty. Our true eternal nature emerges and our powers of discernment become razor sharp.
“You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”