"The practice of meditation is just a reminder of the state that we have to carry throughout each day"
Insight here is defined as Inner Knowing - Having the awareness of what is happening in the inner world within.
Insight In Depth
"Become more Knowing than what you already Know, and become more Knowing of what you do not yet Know."
Insight can be called the Inner Sight/Knowing. It is developed through observation rather than analysis. To be in a state of observation requires one to be in a state of Stillness in the mind because when the Mind is stimulated then the Mind will begin to analyze/think/imagine rather than simply observe the Truth as is.
"Observe rather than React"
To know ourselves, we need to be able to be aware of our reactions i.e. our thoughts and emotions in every moment rather than simply reacting to them – it is not from reacting that develops the Knowing but rather it is from observing the reactions that develops the Knowing. And it will take a length of time for one to repeatedly observe their reactions to develop the Knowing – deeper and deeper until one can finally realize the Cause of it much like trying to develop a Knowing of a person: it will take us a long time for us to repeatedly observe someone to really get to know the cause of their actions i.e. why they behave the way they do.
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Insight In Relation To The Path Of Creator
To transform and release our Sufferings first begins with developing Insight.
Insight is about developing the Knowing of ourselves, of discovering ourselves for who we really are, of unveiling our masks and discovering the person behind the personality.
Developing the Knowing of The Self is necessary before any work can be done because we can only address what we are aware.
When we lack Insight we will only ever be able to Know ourselves at the level of the Personality. Our personality are constructed by our thoughts of who we “should” be rather than who we really are – thus it is the very surface definition of The Self. See Catalyst - Ego / Personality.
Often we define ourselves from the actions we do on the outside but the truer reflections of ourselves can only be found through our reactions. I.e. our raw state of being without being filtered by distortion/surpression.
Insight is developed the more we are aware of the world within and this is developed by holding a constant state of awareness of the inner World throughout the day. This will help one to discover all moments when one is experiencing suffering – one’s fears, one’s negativities, one’s judgements, one’s impatience and so forth
It is difficult to develop insight when we are in a “reactive” state of the mind. For instance, when we experience anger it can simply make us react and push us into thoughts of getting revenge and frustration rather than simply taking a step back to observe the Deeper Cause of that Negative Reaction that has happened.
Thus often it can be beneficial for one who is starting on their path of developing Insight to “retreat” temporarily from society to a quieter environment that offers less stimulation so one can develop the strength to be aware and simply observe then later coming back to the normal world to develop deeper Insight. It is certainly difficult to develop the ability to be aware of oneself without reacting when we are in an environment which promotes such behaviour. That is why practices such as Yoga and Meditation will help because from the practice one will develop the habit of always observing and always aware.
Develop Experienced Knowledge
In the beginning it can be a bit mentally draining when we try to observe our inner world whilst being aware of the outer world at the same time. But overtime this will become easier and easier as the more we do this the more it will become a healthy habit which will consume less energy. Realize that when you can simply observe rather than react the former will consume less energy than the latter.
Realize that we have become so used to being in the reactive-state we usually don't question the cause of their manifestation thus allowing it to happen again and again.
But as we become more and more aware of our inner world and try to simply observe them without "As Is" it is then we will develop the Knowing of how difficult it is to simply observe and not be controlled by the negative reaction – this is when we will develop the Knowing of how powerless we actually are and how hard it is to be in control of our minds. This realization will serve as a catalyst to motivate us to develop the Knowing of the Cause of this puzzle.
The Creator's MeditationLink here
Having inner-awareness becomes easier through practice. The progress is accelerated through practices such as meditation. Meditation like Vipassana which focuses purely on one's observation of the reality can bring The Self into an intense state of inner-observation. The destination here is not to just be in the state of observation during the practice, but to also carry the state throughout the whole day.
The practice of meditation and yoga is just an intense reminder of a the state that we have to be in throughout the day.
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