The Power of Discernment

In its simplest definition, discernment is nothing more than the ability to decide between truth and error, right and wrong.

According to Merriam Webster , discernment is all about ‘the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure

The energies of September and the year ahead are all about discernment. Looking beyond the obvious; delving into the obscure. The word discernment ap plies at all levels of being. Whether it is our relationship, work dealings, colleagues, situations, events in our life, discernment can really change the game of our life.

Lets understand how discernment can be a harbringer of significant change in our life:

  1. Relationships : A lot of relationships fall apart because we forget to look beyond the ‘veil’. The surface looks are so deceptive that we just get carried away in the ‘trifle setting’. Later when the covers are down we realize this was not what we wanted! Shocked, depressed we feel deceived, angry, hurt and plethora of negative feelings emerge. What we fail to realize is that the fault was not ‘out there’, it was  very much ‘inside us’. We never acknowledged our gut feeling about it and with our ‘inflated egos’ ruling the roost we just side lined it as yet another passing thought. When routine set in, we realized the ‘superficiality’ and ‘uncanniness’ of our ‘ego self’ and how our ‘short sightedness’ sabotaged our ‘soul stirrings’ and another relationship went ‘kaput’. Had it been for a discerning eye, we wouldn’t have fallen wayside! The catch here is listen to your ‘inner voice’, if it is nagging you, don’t impulsively dive into a relationship, because you ‘have to’, rather see if it ‘feels’ right! Check your internal ‘sensors’, your barometer to success. If it feels nice, warm and peaceful, its great to go ahead else revisit some other time. Anything very exciting at first sight may not be so in the long term, so check the ‘waves’; let the smooth sailing take you forward!


  2. Work deals : While in a job or doing a business we often deal with other individuals. Sometimes hastily taking decisions which we later regret. Sometimes just bypassing our internal warning system! What ensues is ‘rift’, disagreements, conflict of interest, deception ect . This is human nature to buy what is ‘presentable’ and ‘appealing’ vis a vis  what carries ‘depth’ and ‘integrity’. What is required, is too look beyond the surface value .To fathom what is being offered apart from what one can see. Judge the possibility of what is amiss and look for a bigger picture.


  3. Situations in life : Situations in  life where one is asked to figure out what is right and what is wrong, right for one person may not be the same as for another.In that case what do you do? Do you use logic or do you go by wisdom or just discernment. The success route is discretion and discernment , allow the obscure to rule over the obvious. Go backstage and understand what is upfront. The reverse route is always the best way of understanding ‘disguises’ in a situation. Not all of us are psychics or highly intuitive all the time so just do a backward check and run the script for possible spoofs.

  4. Colleagues : More often than not we try to befriend colleagues at work as allies or future ‘need’ prospects. While this strategy is good to go with, what we miss out is not all may be so forthcoming. Some may just want to walk away once their ‘job’ is done, leaving a bitter taste behind. So how do we operate in a cordial yet smart manner at the workplace?

    Again don’t get carried away by enticing smiles, aesthetic appearances and flowery compliments. Obviously not all will be meaning ill, but chances are if you see them through discerning glasses you are bound to be more successful in the long term. Rose tinted glasses have never really served well in a professional environment. Keep it short and simple, yet amiable! As they say behind the pretty looks and handsome face, a human being has  his/her insecurities, ambitions, life experiences; so read through the person and than surmise what to expect.                                                                                                                                                    These are some of the ways one could use discernment  to their advantage. A discerning mind can saves us from a lot of heartbreak and stress. I t’s a powerful skill one can develop and use.  

  5. Sunanda Sharma is a professional Tarot Card Reader, Psychic, Author and Life Coach . She is a published author. She has written two books of Spiritual/Inspirational genre "Inspiration from the Spirit Volume 1" and "Inspiration from the Spirit Volume II". Both these books are available on and




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Comment by Sunanda Sharma on August 28, 2015 at 2:44am

Thank you Shelly

Yes I do use word on windows 7, the spacing I guess is the copy paste thing, will keep this in mind for future posts.

Comment by Sunanda Sharma on August 26, 2015 at 12:26am

Hi Mishi,

Thank you :)

Great to know your views on it


Comment by Mishi McCoy on August 25, 2015 at 1:41pm

I appreciate your article immensely. I believe in the power of discernment. I also understand the importance of trusting and following through with our sense of knowing. These internal stirrings shape our now moments and preset the trajectory of our future moments. Your article is well written. Bravo! ~Mishi McCoy

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