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These 6 words represent fundamental qualities of spiritual LIFE and spiritual PEOPLE. Click on any word for a detailed definition of the selected quality, and reflect on its meanings. Then, consider its application in life. This can help you develop your chosen quality.
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Spiritual wisdom (gnowledge) is an ESSENTIAL for spiritual evolution (even while it is, at the same time, a PRODUCT of spiritual evolution. More than an accumulation of general truths, gnowledge includes specific knowledge about life context and process. It also includes appreciation of the spiritual implications of values, beliefs, and purposes.
COMPREHENDING: Realizing the nature, significance, implication, and meaning of ideas and events
Related: seeing, valuing, appreciating
Opposite: uncomprehending, unappreciative, clueless, ignorant, blind
DISCERNING: Able to rightly identify significant nuances, and make sufficient distinctions (as needed).
Related: discriminating, penetrating, insightful, wise, clear (lucid), bright-minded
Opposite: muddled, confused, unclear, ambivalent, mixed-up, vague, imprecise, complicated, ambiguous, undiscerning, indiscriminant, dim-witted, foolish
HUMBLE: Modest in self assessment, while sincerely grateful for higher influences, within and without.
Related: constructively (ego)self-suspicious, grateful for guidance and correction
Opposite: resistant to guidance and/or correction
HONEST: Sincere and forthcoming in word; ethical in deed.
Related: communicative, assertive, forthcoming, expressive, forthright, straightforward, sincere, just, fair, having integrity, real, authentic
Opposite: insincere, reserved, indirect, suppressed, misleading, secretive, evasive, furtive, sneaky, cryptic, jocular, ironic, sarcastic, opinionated, prejudiced, unfair, hypocritical, duplicitous, dishonest, deceitful, fake, false
ACCEPTING: Appreciating the beauty of God's plan and the diversity of God's creation; open to the existence/significance of existing conditions on various levels.
Related: patient, forbearant, tolerant, unbiased, open to, understanding, non-judgmental, respectful, approachable, forgiving, having healthy detachment
Opposite: impatient, judgmental, diminishing, biased, closed, close-minded, in denial, intolerant, inflexible, irritable, hasty, disrespectful, blaming, offensive, harsh, holding grievances, condemnatory, rejecting, vindictive
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