This is my favorite definition of insight. I found it on dictionary.com:
an instance of apprehending the true nature of a thing, especially through intuitive understanding.
Apprehending? HA! Like something you have to chase down?! An elusive mythical creature that taunts you in your dreams and in your imagination. Yup that’s right. Not just gonna walk through the front door with gifts in arm. You gotta work for that insight. You gotta consciously take steps toward that coy critter. You must orchestrate a blitzkreig on yourself, form a plan of action and carry forth with courage! Build a strong blind up in the trees of your habit forming mind and stock it with provisions and #MKMMA tools and Sit up there, and you Sit and you Sit. You do some exercises and you Sit some more until your belly grubbles and your mouth is parched, the temperature drops and the snow falls. You’re ready to pack it all up and go home and come back next year. Then you hear the snap of a twig and as you turn your head toward the sound, the light of understanding wraps your Being in the warm, comforting swathe of Insight! You’re so enraptured now in the savvy glow of mastery that you don’t notice the creature has slipped away without you even catching Sight of it.
The forest of our Mind is an amazing place. And insight is a remarkable directional tool we must apprehend, to overcome obstacles, nay intuit and avoid obstacles! To be able to see inside, outside and around side all the obstacle opportunities that present themselves to us.
May insight be with you!