verb: hone; 3rd person present: hones; past tense: honed; past participle: honed; gerund or present participle: honing
sharpen with a whetstone.
synonyms: sharpen, whet, strop, grind, file; More
antonyms: blunt, dull
make sharper or more focused or efficient.
“their appetites were honed by fresh air and exercise”
In our life we aspire to hone our professions, family, self and the world. It is a constant pull on us.
What if…. we ….
We all have talents and abilities that are second nature to us. If you were to sit down and describe how you are able to accomplish this ability could you define it in fine detail? Upon first discovery of our natural gifts, we are delighted to discover something within us that doesn’t need fine tuning. We relish this ability. We begin to rely upon it to help stave off those moments when we think we are not that talented. These natural abilities carry us through life leaving open an understanding that we are not completely flawed. It is rare that we actually examine these abilities. It is also uncommon for us to realize how they protect and nourish us.
Through the course of our life we naturally hone these talents. We don’t stop and concentrate on sharpening them. All of it takes place quite naturally. The ultimate honing of these talents are when we pause long enough to recognize them as a teaching tool.
How about today setting aside some time to reflect upon your natural talents. Ask to see how you advanced from the use of the talent as a child to now. Is there a hint of honing by allowance? Or perhaps acceptance or confidence? What about honing from a deeper understanding of knowing without explanation? How can this natural talent of yours help you in honing other areas?
Try it you just might flow ….