Friday, October 11, 2019
Yes, Michael Neill is promoting purchase of a new short course ("Living Insightfully") in this brief video clip. And no, I'm not buying.
But: I still thought the clip was pretty interesting.
Will power doesn't work, he tells us. Again.
Whereas insight makes changes effortless. And inevitable.
What is insight? Not an explanation. Not pointing the finger of blame. ("Ohhhhhh, now I get it!! It's all my mother's fault!!!" Nope. Sorry. Not that.)
Insight is the natural capacity of the mind for fresh thinking. Not seeing new things. But seeing with new eyes (apologies to Marcel Proust, who didn't spent all his time eating madeleines.)
Getting better at running the maze doesn't help. Using willpower to overcome bad habits may appear to work at first (like rocket thrust at lift off) with massive energy expenditure. But in the long run . . . no, it doesn't help. Because we can't keep it up.
Insight, says Neill, is the only thing that creates sustainable change. Inevitable change. Effortless change.