The purpose of thinking is to produce insight, but insights come at weird times that they can almost feel mystical sometimes. We cannot force insisght to come. What we can do is to do our best to think. After doing our best to think and nothing else happens, we should then let probability and the power of our mind bring out insights and answers that we need.

Because insights cannot be predetermined, Writing that aims at insight must be organized in a flexible system.


  • Because this is insight’s nature, some people find it difficult to take ownership of the children’s of their mind, owing it to a muse or a deity, and they only channels of that source.

Some insights only arrive after years of returning to the same problem or after performing certain practices. In these instances, an insight becomes a convergence tool that unifies all thinking and experiencing that happened before it. Because it is rare and takes time to occur, insights are precious and, therefore, should be captured immediately (rofel brion disagrees; he thinks what he is currently doing is more important than insight so he is willing to let go of it if it disrupts his main focus).

When insight performs the duty of a convergence tool, it helps us commit, respond, and act.


Ahrens, S. (2017). How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.