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Developing Insights with Meditation

Dino KF Wong
3 min readNov 28, 2021

True insight doesn’t come from thinking or a book. Insight is founded in experience and can be accessed through practice. The most effective practice is that of meditation.

Meditation results in clear awareness in the absence of thinking. This is an effective state for insightfulness.

How to use meditation to gain insight:

1. Make the time. Meditation requires practice and regular effort. Early morning and late evening seem to work the best. But 15 minutes at lunch can work, too. The more time you can spare the better, but as little as 15 minutes is enough.

2. Find a quiet place. It’s possible to meditate under any conditions, but it’s much easier if you’re alone in quiet surroundings.

3. Find a comfortable position. Any position can work, provided you can maintain it without fidgeting. The full lotus position can be maintained for a very long period of time, but most beginners lack the flexibility to assume this position. Try various positions. Sitting up straight in a firm chair often works well.

4. Relax. Once you’ve found a comfortable position, breathe and relax. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. But simple isn’t the same as easy.

5. Focus on your breath. Maintain a focus on your breath. Feel the air moving in and out of…

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Dino KF Wong

Financial Counselling & Coaching at Credit Counselling Singapore. Believes in positive psychodynamic approaches in life. Visit my website: www.dinokfwong.sg