What is insight? Have you ever had an epiphany? Insight is all about being able to analyze and understand how you think, how you behave, and how you influence the world around you…without judgment reactivity or shame. It’s necessary to be able to have insight in order to move to healing your past childhood and young adult woundings. Without insight, life can become a journey full of simply reacting without much conscious thought.
Do you ever go to the doctor for preventative medicine or do you only go when you don’t feel well? That’s a simple way to understand the importance of insight. Once you have insight, you can create preventative measures that help you have better outcomes in your life.
Having insight around your emotional pain is a rewarding journey. Making healthy changes includes learning new tools. New tools that could feel strange, foreign. Being willing to drop old habits that might have even felt comforting. Healthy changes in recovery involves having healthy expectations and developing boundaries within yourself and around yourself.
Emotional hurts have a way of growing wild, like weeds in the landscape of your life. They seem to be harmless and then all of a sudden, the weeds have taken over the beautiful landscape of life! So, how did this happen? It is easy to remain on auto pilot emotionally using what has always seemed to work. Being able to identify the “emotional” weeds from emotional beauty and strength is key. If you’re facing issues like guilt, shame, reactivity, never feeling good enough, out of balance, and things seem to keep getting harder, then it’s time to till and tend the garden of your life.
It’s important to first be informed and become aware of what is broken. Having insight will help you identify specifically what the hurt is about. Identify the weed in the garden. Then understand how this particular weed came to be and what has this weed cost you in the garden? What beautiful part of your life has it strangled? What has been the cost to your emotional health? From here, there are many options on how to proceed. Insight can set you free!