One of the quickest ways to gain insight is meditation. The problem arises when the conscious, analytical mind gets in the way. There’s a tendency to ‘think’ (instead of feeling). How to get past this, is a challenge and presents a wonderful lesson. It is sort of like trying to move, while ignoring all the mental baggage which is following you. If you can keep your mind focused on the wider picture (instead of getting caught up in the garbage, or temporary illusion), you can more quickly extricate yourself from a negative, confused state and raise your vibration. This has the potential for greater peace of mind and clarity.