Definition: (1) revealing insight and understanding; discriminating; capable of seeing, knowing, and judging; sharp-sighted; shrewd; astute <discerning motives>; (2) able to see eye to eye

• A discerning eye needs only a hint, and understatement leaves the imagination free to build its own elaborations. — Montague Russell Page (1906–1985) British landscape architect
• To discern what weaknesses and faults separate you from God, you must enter into your own inward ground and then confront yourself. — Johannes Tauler (c. 1300–1361) German mystic & theologian

Comment: It doesn’t matter what some so-called expert says about it, you’re going to decide for yourself anyway. You may open your ear a little bit wider if you happen to believe the source has good credentials, but even then, you are the one sifting the information through your filters.

Visualization: The unaided human eye, under the best possible viewing conditions, comparing large areas of color, in good illumination, using both eyes, can distinguish 10,000,000 different colored surfaces. — 1986 Guinness Book of World Records