insight (plural insights)
- A sight or view of the interior of anything; a deep inspection or view; introspection; frequently used with into.
- Power of acute observation and deduction; penetration; discernment; perception.
- Intuitive apprehension of the inner nature of a thing or things; intuition.
For most, there is never the time for deep insight, until time has run out. At that moment, the light may flash on, briefly, and suddenly all becomes clear.
What is This Deep Insight?
That it is alright to let go.
It is alright to let go of conflict, compulsion, deeply rutted pathways of strong but irrelevant opinions . . . It is alright to let go of one’s “self.” This “last breath” letting go of one’s self brings about an experience of tranquility that is written on the faces of those who die a peaceful death.
Suffering was the only thing that made me feel I was alive
Thought that’s just how much it cost to survive in this world
A Frightening Prospect
The prospect of one’s own death is most frightening. Why should one have to wait until all hope for life is lost, before one can find this insight of letting go of the mindstorms of daily life that keep us on tenterhooks when we should be opening ourselves to infinite possibilities of a more expansive life?
Why do the storm-tossed wait endless days and years when they might take definitive measures such as this:
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
Th’ oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely,
The pangs of despis’d love, the law’s delay, 1765
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of th’ unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin?
It is not fear of the afterlife, as Hamlet supposes, that keeps the human pinballs pinging from bumper to bumper, tragedy to conundrum. Not in the modern day and age. Insight may be in short supply, but scattered slivers of hope — even if nothing more than the chance of winning the lotto — offer longsuffering minds the possibility of ascendancy, for moments at a time. In general, habit, duty, and wishful thinking keep most people plodding the deep ruts of their lives. And for the lucky few, love.
Insight is Not so Far Away, Even for Those With Many Decades of Life Ahead
Some people think of it as “meditation,” but it is nothing more than a relaxation into awareness or “mindfulness.” It can last for brief moments, or hours, or even days or longer. In the time that it lasts, amazing mental connections can spontaneously form that could not have been constructed by lifetimes of active effort or even lateral thinking, in the conventional sense of the term.
It is in this relaxed, “hands-off” state of mind, that complex sequences of purposeful creation are allowed to assemble themselves as if by magic. It is the type of unconscious creation that too often is limited to the world of dreams, and that to just a few.
Cultivating this type of “awareness” or “mindfulness” is one of the secrets of The Dangerous Child Method which, although seemingly counter-intuitive to the common idea of “dangerousness,” is actually at its very heart.
We will explore these ideas more fully in The Dangerous Child blog.
Back on this site, we are certain to slowly glide into a mix of postings at higher levels of abstraction interspersed with articles dealing with robust resilience, anti-fragility, and the rebuilding of a more meaningful civilisation from the crumbling, dysgenic and Idiocratic ruins of our modern disjointed and impossible clash of civilisations.
“The world we have made as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far creates problems we cannot solve at the same level of thinking at which we created them.” — Albert Einstein
This “next level of thinking and unconscious problem solving” is the roundabout path of this particular blog, with many diversions and asides.
Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst. It is never too late to have a Dangerous Childhood.
“Letting go” of mental struggle is also a component of falling into relaxing sleep, achieving the female orgasm, reaching restful but awake trance states, and other states of mind that make life seem more worthwhile. It is no accident that in a hectic, restless world, people tend to rely more on chemicals to achieve alternative states of mind. Unfortunately, such chemicals usually shut out other more useful states of mind and deeper levels of awareness.