I’ve periodically written about the difference between Discernment and Judgment. The first we might call the distinguishing of qualities. The second tends to more be about “right and wrong”. Black and white thinking is less likely to lead to good solutions.
In a recent discussion over on Rose Rosetree’s blog, commenter Isabella made this excellent observation by flipping them.
“Non-judgment’s natural companions are things like acceptance, compassion, humility, willingness to learn.
Non-discernment’s natural companions are things like stupidity, denseness, rigidity, ignorance (often willful), and denial. And suffering. And numbness. And stuckness.”