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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
Understanding of the True nature and value of other people. Comprehending the value, requirements, and benefits of right relating.
DISCERNING: Able to rightly identify significant nuances, and make sufficient distinctions (as needed).
Discriminating between love-positive values and their "near enemies." Discriminating between spiritually appropriate RESPONSES on the one hand, and inappropriate ego REACTIONS on the other.
HUMBLE: Modest in self assessment, while sincerely grateful for higher influences, within and without.
Exercising healthy (ego)self-suspicion with regards to one's patterns, actions, and reactions in relationship. Open to and grateful for social feedback and steering.
HONEST: Sincere and forthcoming in word; ethical in deed.
In human relationships of all kinds, doing what you gnow is right -- in assumption, thought, word, and deed. Being sincere and forthcoming in healthy communication. And, when it is truly appropriate: being righteous-but-not-self-righteous in expressing or standing up for what you gnow is right.
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.
Serving and supporting people with their best spiritual interests in mind. Respectful of the desires, the will, and the limitations of others. Honestly observant and helpful -- but at the same time, understandingly non-judgmental, forgiving, patient, and allowing.
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