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As always, the keys to the answers we seek are often embedded in the query itself which implies various levels of understanding. Here, you are wise to contemplate the nature of discernment in the context of your search for Truth. And while the references in points 1 & 2 are very articulate and insightful, perhaps the fundamental premise of discernment is in need of some further contemplation.
In general, consider two ideas set forth in the query regarding where truth comes from and that of disagreements. The short of it is that all truth is already resonating within you and, as stated in the previous response, it matters not which string resonates with the note. Secondly, the use of the term "disagreement" is vague. It is a function of intellectual validation. However, one may very well disagree with truth as a defense against a script or belief, yet one may also agree with a distortion if it resonates with one's current level of understanding. If you are referencing a "healthy skepticism," that is a different story. It is important to consider the meanings of the words. Thus, "agreeing" or "disagreeing" is not a function of discernment; for the latter is a function of resonating with Truth, which centers all polarities.
Now, there are certain conceptual conundrums and paradoxes running throughout all the related works in question, and one of them is the nature of the intellect, where it is repeatedly stated that "memory cannot think," the altered-ego IS the intellect," "the intellect IS a linguistic program," and how "I-dentification" with such mental constructs obfuscates our innate ability to discern Truth.
In other words, one cannot very well use the intellect to judge anything outside its programmed purview. Thus, to discern Truth using the intellect is like a fish searching for water. Here, the intellect is a program of polarized logical formulas by which we negotiate and communicate the electrical nature of the material world. One is wise to remember that soon after a certain age of indoctrination, we must first UN-learn false paradigms before we can discern a truthful one. But this is a never-ending process in an infinite, open-ended universe.
Continuing: if the intellect is a linguistic program, and all things read, written, or spoken are linguistic constructs, and the "brain is structured memory and memory cannot think," and the "altered-ego IS the intellect," and the use of the ego-reference "I" is a reference to the sensory-centric logic of the intellect, then who exactly is the "I" that judges your ability to discern? So when you state that "'I' don't trust my ability to discern," you are actually saying that you are skeptical of your intellectual programming. And if so, why would that be a problem? In other words, to question, or to seek more understanding is not a "disagreement," which is simply an argument that opposes a viewpoint or idea.
Thus, we are speaking of an inverse proportion of discernment (innate to the Heart-Mind) to intellectual judgment (innate to sensory-mind), where increasing one diminishes the other. That is NOT to suggest that the intellect is inherently bad or useless. It is being used right now to communicate something to you. The intellect is a necessary binary operating system inherent to and mirroring the physical sensory body that we must used to negotiate this dimension. The problem is that it is loaded with countless corrupt programs that are running likes scripts in the background of sensory thinking processes, which are intercepting and reinterpreting the input to fit preexisting programs. When sensory data fits the program we feel comfortable, and when it doesn't we feel anxious, insecure, or fearful. Therefore, in terms of functionality, we cannot compare a hammer to a flashlight. Discernment is not a function of the intellect.
Since true discernment is NOT dependent upon intellectual programming, it is more directly accessible through the faculty of intuition, the power to resonate with universal Truth even within the polarized nature of the material world and a sensory mind tuned to a portion of its frequency-set. Clearly, this implies a level of mastery which is beyond our current ability, yet building within as we speak. So relax and be secure in your "intent" to know truth with purposeful devotion.
Perhaps, now your brilliant insights into the components of "fear," "disagreements," and other aspects of sensory judgements can be put into proper perspective, for they are based upon the primal pleasure/pain, flight/fright cellular responses of the physical vehicle. This is simply part of the life experience in this dimension. Thus, discernment perceives only universal, timeless, and shared reality, termed Truth, even as agreeing or disagreeing, fear or pleasure, are functions of the intellect.
Clearly, discernment is a faculty of Heart-Mind quite beyond such sensory judgments. Discernment, then, is like the light revealing that which is hidden. Whether one agrees or disagrees, or is fearful or accepting of that which is revealed, is a function of the intellect which is always in the process of remodeling its understandings of the world. Thus, discernment is not about picking sides or choosing one polarized charge or another, but about "perceiving" the spiritual reality behind all such phase-shifting realities.
With that said, continue to meditate, yet do so without expectations! It is not for you to determine how your answers will come. Yet they always have and most assuredly always will.
Some things to contemplate...
"Wisdom is the Art of Reading
Between the Lines of Life"
"Imagination IS Reality!
Reality IS Imagination...in slow motion."
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