What a 16th-Century Mystic Can Teach Us About Making Good Decisions | Annmarie Cano

Perhaps lesser known is the fact that Ignatius also developed a method of discernment or decision-making that is still relevant today and that can be applied by people of all faiths and adapted to those who are not religious.

A great read on a decision-making process developed by a 16th-century saint. Belief in the divine is not a requirement to make use of this decision-making process. Credit for that goes to the author, who makes an effort to make this process applicable to everyone.

He also urged people to make decisions for the “greater glory of God.” How can non-religious people use this advice? I argue they can consider how their decisions will affect the vulnerable, the poorest and the most marginalized.

That is a wonderful way to translate the phrase “for the greater glory of God” and make it applicable for people who do not believe in God.

In today’s hurried world, a 16th-century Catholic mystics’ advice may seem quaint or his process tedious. However, many modern psychological approaches confirm the value of such reflective practices.

A good reminder to look into the past for solutions to problems that we might still have today.

Link: What a 16th-Century Mystic Can Teach Us About Making Good Decisions


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