Did you ever have one of those "Ah ha" moments that change your life? Please share.
Reading Einstein's compound interest formula.
My Dad telling me he loved me and apologizing for not being able to protect me.
That is very powerful.
Pain is unavoidable; misery is optional. Getting free from source of pain often requires running into it full bore to get thru it. Avoiding facing what happened, is in fact what is causing pain. Stay there, stay in pain. I chose to stop running from.
Realizing that I was simply ensuring nothing would fundamentally change by avoiding truth generated profound freedom to finally stop, turn, run straight into reality w/everything I had, & fight my way to freedom. Radically changed my life for good.
Without first developing a strong & enduring relationship w/Yeshua, I don't believe I'd have had the courage & foundation to make that choice, though. So hard to decide which was most profound catalyst. (Most likely conversion)
I have had many life changing events:
- Falling in love and getting married
- The births of my children and grandchildren
- The decision to go back to work
- The realization that we are growing old
But, I answered no, because I can't pinpoint ...
... pinpoint one "aha" moment that changed everything. Life has changed gradually, for the most part.
Does not have to be one it could be more than one. I think we are entitled to more than one ah ha moment in our lives I would say.
Finally clicked that my boyfriend who died at 21 was abusive. Made a lot of things make sense.
When I traveled Europe, I realized what I wanted to do with my life and where I wanted to live
When I graduated high school I realized that all the drama is actually totally irrelevant. The real world and my education and personal goals are so much more important. It's like "oh my god, there's an entire life after high school!" O:
Last year. I realized impressing other people was an addiction. Once I realized that, I was able to change and while I still like being on stage, impressing others is not important anymore.
That's absolutely marvelous I'm so happy for you doesn't that free you?
That's why some celebrities go over the edge. Because they lose focus and it becomes less about their work, than about their image. Fame is not meant to be a lifestyle in itself. Unfortunately society sometimes sees it as one - thank you kardashians.
I can still remember the moment I suddenly realized I liked boys and that it made me different, although I didn't have a word for it then or understand the repercussions. It started a trajectory that totally changed my life though :)
How old were you? Joel told me two years before he told his dad. I bragged to people before we went down there. Said my son is gay and he is so much fun to shop with.
I think I was 12 when I realized it although looking back I can see signs much earlier.
Joel was always a little different than other kids. He's the bear he was not the least bit effeminate. But he's always march to a different drummer. He has super high IQ too. You remind me of him more than just looks too. You are both very caring.
My best friend came out to me (before anyone else) when we were 15. It was only a shock for maybe 24 hours, then I realized it didn't change anything and actually made things better.
Tell yourself you are worthwhile, you are wonderful, people love you, until it sinks in. Please do this for you!
^ I meant ;)
Thanks, Joyce. I'm trying, and I appreciate that.
The one that changed the first was when I became a Christian. Then I realized one time but not everything was black-and-white like most of it was gray.
Lately on ShowOfHands people said such nice things about me and I realized I was not garbage.
I told my son about this over lunch. It's like the old person was shattered and gone and I'm a new creature now. Much more happy and confident. Husband thinks I'm obnoxious but that's too bad. He thinks will become a smart a-- since joining.
Tough cookies for him! We like you this way ;)
Thank you son you have been a big help too.
The day my 1st was born, yep, I had to set an example for him to look up to,
Your little girl sure looks like a mini you she's adorable.
From what I know if you hear I think you didn't awesome job.
Not really but yesterday I found myself opening four kitchen cupboards looking for the plates before I found them. Then I said Ah ha I would be screwed without my wife.
Hey! How about you buy her some flowers gift to her and tell her that.
sw - priceless!!
The day I realized the NAP applies to all aspects of my life, not just my political views. Not a dramatic change per se, but important to me.
What is the NAP?
The inaccurately-named "Non-Aggression Principle."
Well I have never heard of that I think that's a good idea. I've been choosing not to engage with a family member who likes to provoke people.