Why is insight so elusive even when we know what we need?

Why is it that the very insights we are so clear about needing are the ones that prove so elusive? Could it be that when we pre-specify an insight we’ve actually stopped looking for new thought?

A true insight is a fresh way of seeing. When we assume in advance that we know what we need, how it will feel when we get it, and how it will change our lives, we’re not really looking for insight at all. Insight comes when we open our minds and hearts and wills to what the Universe is actually serving up in the moment.

Resilience is part of your nature

Resilience is part of your nature, and the more deeply you see that, the more easily you will access that resilience.

In a recent episode of The Daily Show, Senator Cory Booker contrasted going through life as a thermometer or a thermostat. The thermometer is at the effect of circumstances; the thermostat has an inherent capacity to adjust, adapt, and respond. As human beings, we can not only do that, we can learn and evolve. Remembering that can make all the difference.

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