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The Art of Insight by Malcolm Constable, Charles F. Kiefer

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CHAPTER 2The Insight State of Mind

Now that you have a good fix on what insights are, let’s move on to making ourselves receptive to their occurrence. Insights occur in a variety of circumstances. People report that insights are most likely to happen when they are walking or running, showering or meditating, playing with children, conversing with friends, watching a movie, listening to music, sleeping, golfing, or daydreaming. The list is perhaps as varied as the number of individuals.

While circumstances and settings for insights vary greatly, the one characteristic that they all share is a state of mind. All of us seem to recognize this easygoing “Insight State of Mind” in which our thinking is at its best. The mind is relaxed and not pressing ...

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