DESCARTES’ FOUR PRECEPT: PARADIGM FOR SELF DISCERNMENT.
The ease to discern to self particular inclinations is not obviously known, but can actually be discovered.
According to Descartes he says:
First ” never to accept anything for true which I did not clearly know to be sure;…., to comprise nothing more in my judgement than what was presented to my mind so clearly and distinctly as to exclude all ground of doubt”
Second,”to divide each of the difficulties under examination into as many parts as possible, and as might be necessary for its adequate solution”
Third,”to conduct my thoughts in such order that by commencing with objects the simplest and easiest to know, I might ascend by little and little, and as it were, step by step, to the knowledge of more complex….”
Fourth,” in every case to make enumerations so complete, and reviews so general, that I might be assure that nothing was omitted”
It is obvious that the Globe has been polluted by noise, but is also clear that in your own world you can make a choice either to be polluted or not. If you listen to yourself you can avert distractions, the way is the closure of external organs, have directional mind and never loss concentration. You can actually hear yourself if you do, but can you listen? Can you heed to the little voice. Do away with world views even though they are important but not now, listen to yourself first.
Trace back from where you started to where you have plunged yourself. Find out those ambiguous and mega palavers that have created nuance to yourself discovery.
My dear, when you have been able to found them out, put them into analysis with right thought, start with the least the little and the big to enable you understand them, match your actions with right speeches and declarations. Forget the happenings around they’re not for you, not until they become for you.
What do you do with your silent moments? Do you even have one? Create one for yourself and tag it A Moment With Own Myself. I believe big things start with little things, you can do it. I guess your gadgets (phone) might be an obstacle, but try.
Carefulness is a virtue, therefore you need meticulous mind to discern.”an unexamined life is not worth living” in each day make sure to access yourself properly, place judgment on your efforts so far. It pays.
Remember to appreciate yourself, and of course you know the society and I heart you.
Do not forget to pray
May His grace be upon you!