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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 the SPIRITUAL (as well as pragmatic) purposes, values, challenges, and tests of work -- and the benefits of earnestly trying to do right by all of that.
DISCERNING: Able to rightly identify significant nuances, and make sufficient distinctions (as needed).
Seeking high-minded interpretations and spiritually appropriate adaptations when it comes to situations, problems, and motivations at work. Doing that with respect to both self and others
HUMBLE: Modest in self assessment, while sincerely grateful for higher influences, within and without.
Willing to learn. Willing to admit and correct mistakes. Willing to say when you don't know. Willing to recognize, appreciate, and acknowledge the good work and good intentions of both self and others at work.
HONEST: Sincere and forthcoming in word; ethical in deed.
Honest, ethical and fair in all professional dealings. Demonstrating a high standard of both professional and spiritual integrity.
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.
Holding realistic expectations of others at work. Recognizing the spiritual responsibility to see and support in others that which is gnown to be good and useful.
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