Top 7 Ways To Clearer Insight For LivingBy Tony Cuckson
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In Corrogue I am getting clearer insight for living.
I get to see through the fog of ego. Insight means, “inner seeing.” It means allowing oneself to enjoy the experience of wisdom. The Concise Oxford English Dictionary defines “insight” as “mental vision.” Insight, however, is more an arising of the energy of the heart.
Living will happen as a result of engaging with the heart. Your seeing will be clear. There will be little or no fog of ego. You will be moved to act. This action will move from a place of love. Insight for living allows one to see through the heart. It allows knowing in ways that the head does not understand. Insight means seeing from the inside out.
Let me share with you seven ways to move from outer knowledge to insider knowing.
- Insight for living means truly listening.
How often do you listen to that still small voice within? This is the voice that needs silence both internal and external in order to be heard. It means giving time for self-care instead of time for self-promotion and achieving. We are for the most part focused outward. There is no wisdom in the world of the external. There is no understanding via the heart when our focus is purely external. Light and clarity come from the experience of insider knowing. One simply knows. One becomes the knowing and from this knowing love acts.
- Insight for living needs imagination
Go on a hunt each day. Hunt out a metaphor that describes any situation in your life. This can be a work situation. It can be a relationship situation. Imagine how you would describe this situation using any metaphor that comes to mind. Does the situation feel like you are in a fog, sailing in rough seas and in a leaky boat. What is this boat like? Is it a sailing ship? Let this be your story for today. Let this be your fairy story. You are the hero/ine. Let this be your hearts story. Metaphor is the language of symbol. We are connected to symbols on a deep level. Symbol is the language of the unconscious and the collective unconscious. Do not be afraid. Have some fun. Let it be a story called, “This is my life.”
- Insight for living means stepping outside comfort zones.
We tend to live our lives in boxes. These are boxes that contain certain ideas. Attached to these ideas are feelings. These feeling with ideas attached are called “emotions. Some are labelled “good.” Some are labelled “bad.” To enter the wisdom and mystery of living means to go beyond labels and to simply “see.” Step outside these boxes of limitation. You are enough. Do not imprison yourself with judgement. Moving beyond what you know will be uncomfortable. Yet if you always do what you always have done you will always get what you always get.
Come to the edge even if you are afraid. A soul friend may push you and you will fly.
- Insight for living requires authority.
With metaphor you become the author of your own life story. You become your own authority. This authority is validated by your inner seeing and not by the opinions of others. This inner seeing is real knowledge. It is yours. In one sense you belong to this knowing. You have opened the eyes of the heart. You become a seer of wisdom. It is always waiting. You only need to know how to look.
- Insight for living requires courage.
The word “courage” means, “to enter the heart.” This is true courage. This is the courage to allow the heart it’s own voice. In the beginning the heart may express anger and frustration. You have been locked in the prison of social consciousness for a long time. This is not why you are here. You are here to be co-creative with life. This is living the real life. This is not just fantasy. There is escape into reality. This is seeing “what is.” This is seeing, not through a glass darkly, but directly into the light. This allows the experience of lightness of being. This is real living.
- Insight for living means first hand knowing.
We are all being encouraged to become “knowledge workers.” We are more and more focused on “logic chopping.” We are fed more and more rational and give up our birthright. This is the right to know who we are. There is a taboo against knowing who you are. Once you know you cannot be manipulated. You cannot be made to feel unworthy or small. You know where you belong. This is in the worlds of both the visible and the invisible. This knowing comes through insight. It is a feeling experience. You have no need to debate its power. How to debate certainty?
- Insight for living is NOW.
Insight happens. You have to prepare the conditions in order that it happens. You have to get relaxed, non-grasping, not looking to achieve something or even wanting anything. You allow the moment to be as it is. You come to all your senses. You allow yourself to be totally in the body. You get to stop living life in your head. You learn to keep a soft belly and an open heart. Then your energy will rise high enough for you to receive some insider knowing.
This will be enough.
Blessing upon you and all those you love and do not love
Tony Cuckson is an Anam Cara. This Celtic term means “Soul Friend.” He specializes in providing insight for the spiritual journey, Irish Blessings, words of wisdom and finding inner peace. Visitors to Irish Blessings Matter website and Tony’s Blog get the opportunity to develop a purpose driven life through articles, newsletters and other programs. Get your free report called “7 ways to it’s a wonderful life” at http://www.irishblessingsmatter.com or visit Tony’s Blog at http://www.irishblessingsmatter.info for the best resources on spiritual growth, spiritual cinema, spiritual parenting, spiritual coaching and spirit in business.
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Article Submitted On: April 11, 2005