WHAT IS UNDERSTANDING & INSIGHT
Insight, as the word goes,simply is inner sight or inward seeing. It is clear,deep and accurate knowledge of a person or thing borne of intuition. This understanding is heart-felt truth, which resonates with your entire being, beyond any reasonable doubt. Now that’s some good ish!!
EARLY ALONG MY JOURNEY…
I had some sort of spiritual crisis regarding God/universe’s love. What i had been taught growing up, had many loop holes in them and started to make less sense. I had always believed that understanding God’s essence and love would inevitably lead me to my true self. So i began asking the scary who am i, why am i here,what am i meant to do, types of questions. I did some research,read the bible,dabbled in different religions- all in an attempt at comprehending the collective view. Resistance to change manifested itself in confusion, constant frustration and anger . I grew weary, strung out ,emotionally drained and finally gave up the fight.
HOW DID I EXPERIENCE DEEP UNDERSTANDING?
The answer had come to me on a cool summer evening. I had just woken up from a long nap on the balcony mat and stared at the evening sky. I remember both my heart and mind were still and free of any thoughts or concerns. As i stared on, i suddenly had this sense of complete awareness, some sort of epiphany. There was an unfurling withing and as a tap would fill a glass,i felt the essence of love fill me. Dualism,the oneness of all things,the vastness of the universe and spirituality made sense. The meaning of love became so simple and clear,that i wondered why i had not figured it out before. That knowing came with a feeling of completeness and absolute peace which filled my entire being with so much joy. To this day it’s impact remains.When i question that knowledge,it stands true with added layers,by its confirmation in my life.
…SO WHY IS INSIGHT & UNDERSTANDING IMPORTANT ?
As you can tell from my story,understanding gave me so much healing. Also, it allowed me to let go of the many loads i had been unconsciously dragging along my journey. I was able to free up a lot of mental and emotional space and eased into more loving emotions. What does it mean? It means understanding frees the soul. It brings about a shift, a balance,purging the heart with forgiveness and connects it with the mind and body.
2) KNOWLEDGE OF SELF
Another reason why understanding and insight are important is the knowledge of self. It has been said before, that our greatest source of pain is not knowing who we are. We conform,we seek constant validation,we try to fit in when we all were created to stand out. We often ask people who we are instead of ourselves and try so hard to fit in their mold. Therefore we ignore the voice within, that is meant to guide us. Deep understanding, which is a product of constant stillness and meditation,allows that inner voice to be heard. So knowing your truth, what your path and purpose is, and living it truly is the expression of self knowledge.
Empathy is another great reason why understanding is important. We have heard at some point in our lives,that we all are connected and are one body. Understanding nurtures empathy, because we begin to comprehend the struggles of others and see where they are coming from. Some times we relate because we have been through similar trials and understand what it feels like. For instance,I bring food to the homeless because i understand how it feels to go hungry for days. I listen to and check on my friends who are going through challenging times because i understand the struggle. I know wonderful souls, who make it their lives’ mission to alleviate people’s suffering. Why?because they empathize and understand and that has made a whole world of difference. I mean why else were we born with the innate instinct to support one another?
4) SELF TRUST
Another reason why understanding and insight is important is the influx of self trust. Self trust is inevitable when you begin knowing more about yourself,healing, letting go and allowing space for growth. Therefore,the more you listen to your inner voice,the louder it becomes, thus steering you in the right direction. You begin to rely more on yourself and less on others, with the way to lead your life. Self trust implies that you’re finally living your life’s purpose and walking your path in truth despite your fears. You finally get to align with your soul and honor it.
5) SELF FORGIVENESS & ACCEPTANCE
Self forgiveness was one of my most treasured gifts along my journey. You see, deep understanding permits the release of shame, guilt and above all, judgement. Acceptance flows when you make peace with the past. You begin to appreciate how far you have come and the mistakes you once were ashamed of, become invaluable life lessons.
Above are a few of the many benefits of understanding and insight,or at least what i observed along my journey. So my ultimate encouragement would be to still the frenzy around you. Tune inwards and be ready to experience a whole new universe of untold depths