UNDERSTANDING To demonstrate the effect of understanding Colin uses the following example: When the European mariners understood that the world was not flat, their behavior changed simply as a result of their understanding. Despite their fear they sailed beyond the horizon and not one of them fell over the edge.
Understanding, real understanding, brings the gift of living in the moment. As anyone can attest from personal experience, the mental states of past and future lack the immediacy and vibrancy of the present moment. When the human being is present to events taking place and not caught in the chatter of the mind, life is experienced fully, regardless of what is happening. The result is a greater sense of peace and harmony and the ability to act spontaneously and appropriately to the changes in life.