Frequently Asked Questions
‘Freedom is a state of Mind'
What is Insight?
Insight is an evening workshop which shows
people how to recognise their detrimental and destructive
belief systems and provides them with a technique which
allows them to diffuse and remove them.
How does it work exactly?
It does this by revealing the Root Cause
of our inability to live life Responding rather than Reacting
and is designed to assist us in overcoming the limitations
place upon us by living Reactively. Insight
is not a process of analysis, but rather a system following
a logical sequence leading to simple deduction. This is
accomplished by way of the Seven Steps process.
What is the 7 Steps Process?
The purpose of the 7 Steps is to take you to the underlying
or root cause of your reactions (coping tools). It does
this by first exposing your obvious, acknowledged attitudes
/ masks. From this starting point, the 7 Steps then trace
backwards to the underlying beliefs / masks that gave rise
to your presently held beliefs.
What happens then?
Once someone realises why they have a certain held belief
about something and the ramifications that the belief is
having on their life i.e. their relationships, career, health
quality of life, they go through what is known as a 'shift'
in their awareness. This 'shift' has a freeing effect on
the self. They realise at a rather deep and fundamental
level that what they perceived as being true is in fact
just a conditioned reaction they use to protect themselves
and gain control in a situation.
What is the difference between
Responding & Reacting?
To live Reactively is to live defensively.
Our defenses are the beliefs (by way of our conditioning)
we use when we have to confront what we deem as unacceptable
situations. In other words to React to something is a way
of coping. It describes repetition of action or Re-action.
We therefore relive the same patterns (which bring the same
results) time and time again. Why? Because it enables us
to control the outcome to a certain extent.
On the other hand to live Responsively
is to live spontaneously. We are only able to Respond to
situations when we have no vested interest in the outcome.
To achieve this you first need to have a clear sense of
self. To know yourself you need to understand that you are
not your actions and you are not your beliefs.
What is taught during the Insight
Topics covered during the course include:
- The 7 step process and how to apply it to gain Insight.
- The difference between Reacting & Responding
- Blame consciousness
- Victim Consciousness
- Buttons and Masks
- Actions & Emotions
Are there any notes to take?
No, there is no note taking required. Insight
is a very practical workshop with the focus being on using
the technique. All participants receive a Handout which
contains everything you need to use the 7 step process on
your self and others.
Can you use Insight on other people
so they can better understand themselves?
Absolutely. In fact Insight is sometimes
more effective if you have more than one person participating
as this can provide more of a 'shift' for the person who
is gaining Insight. This is because it
can sometime be difficult to admit to ourselves that the
way we have been behaving ( as a result of having a certain
belief ) is unacceptable.
Why is it important to realise that
our beliefs limit us so much?
To answer that we have to look at what the word 'Spiritual'
means. As we evolve as human beings we are compelled to
look beyond ourselves and to break new ground. The various
Wisdom Traditions tell us that to do this we have to start
to disengage from the Ego, it's effects and constraints.
It is only by transcending the Ego that we can realise who
we really are thereby our true Selves.
The various subjects taught and practiced through 'Cool
Boredom' Life Sciences enable us to start that process or
journey. They are founded on the principle that we all united
in a common source which is orchestrated through the Heart
centre (sometimes referred to as Self or
Mind) and governs every aspect of our lives.
This source provide us with a fundamental knowing of 'how
things should be' and allows us to live unobstructed and
in a unconditional joyful manner without the chatter of
the mind and the destructive habits of the ego.