Have you ever had one of those moments where you figure something big out? Where after you do, you divide your life into two parts: all the time before that moment, and all the time after it? It’s happened to me three times, the latest time being last Friday night.
It had been a really long time since I’d had such profound moment of clarity, I’m guessing because of all the muddled noise that adult life brings to one’s head. When I was younger and life was so simple, I often spent time just sitting around, thinking, staring at nothing until the answers to all the questions that I wasn’t asking myself would pop up. People usually call this meditation, but for me it was more like unblinking-drool-time.
Then for the longest time I assumed I had everything figured out and stopped looking. Until the other night when it seemed an answer came looking for me.
I love these little moments. The simple truths that so many people usually ignore are always out there waiting to be stumbled on. The ones that I find shape the way I live, my attitudes toward everything from money to success to fulfillment and everything in between.
There is a downside though. I always get so excited whenever this happens that I want to tell everyone about it, but the problem is that the subject matter is so deeply personal that it wouldn’t make sense to anyone else. Actually, I kind of tried when it happened on Friday night and my friend asked if I was high. So I’ve been walking around with an unexplainable ear to ear smile on my face since, and I’ve just been telling people that I have gas. It saves time.
It’s just so satisfying to know that you’re that much more enlightened than you were the day before.