What is Insight?
When you see possibilities that you have not seen before, when you have greater understanding than you had before, this is insight.
Insight produces a chain reaction, like a ripple affecting the water. You first gain an insight, then it becomes knowledge, and then it grows and becomes wisdom.
The Experience Fades
A word of caution. When you receive an insight, it seems clear and common place and readily discernible, but as time passes, the feelings fade. You may intellectually understand the feeling of newness and freshness, but the feelings dissolve and may not return. Therefore, it is important when you obtain an insight to dwell upon it to sense the ramifications or ripples that it generates and to dwell upon those so that the reaction continues and a greater benefit can be obtained. This will help “burn the thoughts” into the mind. (from John U.K.)