Insight and Understanding


insight and
                understanding Insight and Understanding have some connection to wisdom - each forming a constellation of sorts that enables people to function at a high level in life, and to enjoy a quality of life not common.

To have insight is to have an interoperability with understanding - which is a kind
of mirroring process. If we have insight into a situation or thing, we may under-
stand it. Conversely - if we understand something (intuitively), we tend to have insight into the
situation and can comprehend the source(s) of human thought and actions. Insight is usually considered to be the capacity to know hidden truths - to understand when they are occurring or
are present, to understand what they are about, and to understand the reasons that the hidden
truths exist. Too often however, insight and understanding are used to negative purposes; how is it that humanity was swayed toward the tendency for negative urges when the same process of mind might have been used for positive life thrusts?

The capacity for insight and understanding is often used for gaining advantage over others, for detecting when we might be lied to to prevent being taken advantage of, or sensing deceptions or other negative actions. In having this capacity for insight and understanding there are only very rarely instances of any positive use in human relations. 

Rarely do we see insight and understanding coupled with compassion, gentle tolerance or acceptance, or genuine human interest or concerns. The fact of this absence presents us with a curious question and problem - how did this happen if it is generally true that these capacities are
only used mainly in a negative way? And if it is true that there was this loss - something that had its genesis as a positive human attribute had to "go somewhere" - it had to remain with us if only as
the polar opposite of the negative aspects. So what happened to positive insight and understanding - and how did we manage to keep ourselves a memory of something so important to us?

But all this raises a deeper and much more important question: Why are there hidden truths at all? And how do those hidden truths come to occur? Too often we assume that "this is the way things are", and only rarely question why or how they exist at all. And so that is the question - how can a
truth become hidden? What type of circumstance can ever be seen to be legitimate that a truth can become or needs to become hidden? What is wrong here? How did we lose the ability to keep all
truth on the surface of things? Why can't we find the source of these questions?

Or maybe a better question is this: "Why haven't we allowed ourselves to find it?


And then again, perhaps we already do have it.

If we do have it - and it seems that we do - by what process was this subterfuge managed?
Where do we look for clues? The clues are embedded in language, and literature as a product
both of language and of the source of the loss. In other words, humanity suffers the deficit of understanding yet all our stories and myths tell us that we have a process (insight and understanding) by and through which to access this knowledge, this craving for truth that compels the mind of humanity.

But the question arises: Why is this kind of knowledge mediated by things we can't control?



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