Understanding is seeing clearly what is on the surface and grasping the underlying meaning. Understanding leads to insight because we are able to see a person, place or thing more completely, to see it for who or what it truly is, as well as for how it’s perceived.
Insights and understanding fuel one another, each providing fertile ground for the other. This symbiosis occurs naturally once the mind is trained to shift from its default narcissistic state to being present, truly listening and inquiring.
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