A true understanding of life cannot be revealed by doing. There are many highly intelligent people who never understand life, this doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with intelligence, but one becomes what is focused on. For me, insights came from the revelation that the cause of why I struggled so much with life was because of a wrong view (selfish). So now the focus isn’t so much on a made up right view, but more so on not being stuck in the view that caused my struggles. This is what a quiet mind affords a person, it has nothing to do with intelligence. Choose any view that’s wanted, but understand the view in place is what will be focused on and it’s what will manifest as life; one’s ignorance is one’s struggle.
It’s in a focused quietness where insight is revealed, but only when ignorance is uncovered; this is how insight is revealed so life ceases to be a struggle. Use whatever gateway that works to get quiet and focus on that. The mind will settle more and more into a state of quietness that allows insights to love. Becoming truly insightful not made up insightful isn’t for a select few, it’s available to anyone. It takes an understanding that quietness has nothing to do with intellect, that it’s something which occurs as a result of one’s focus on an inner sanctuary within.
One can only become quiet when that’s the focus, not to the point where it’s a doing, but to the point where it’s what’s there because that’s where the focus is. The more the mind settles the quieter it gets and the quieter it gets the more the mind settles. The insight that leads to a greater understanding of life can only be uncovered in quietness. So if the focus is on an intellectual understanding, don’t be surprised by the lack of insight. To me, one only gains insight by allowing their ignorance to be uncovered, it has nothing to do with intelligence. It’s a revealing of the ignorance that blocks one from love which will only occur when the mind is focused on quietness.