I love a good ah-ha. That moment when I understand something so clearly that
it effects my whole world. A good epiphany is a game changer. I’ve had a lot
of breakthrough moments in my life. Here’s my current top 5 in chronological
1. Answers come when I stop trying to control them. It’s in moments of
exhaustion, submission, and immersion in other things that clarity seems to
come for me. Trying is a bit like quick sand. The more desperately I try to
figure life out, the more overwhelming suffering becomes. The Beatles had a
valid point. “There will be an answer, let it be.”
2. Magic has a mind of its own and doesn’t always look like I think it
should. I believe Life‘s plan is bigger than my current comprehension. I’m
grateful for that. I’ve received some extraordinary assists in my life.
Sometimes they didn’t feel extraordinary or magical or like what I wanted at
all until after the fact.
3. I have the power to decide what I will and will not allow in my
experience. There was that day I decided. I decided from the core of my soul
that I would never, ever, ever allow myself to feel that way again nor
behave my way into that place. I meant it. And I haven’t.
4. Practice gratitude. The active, deliberate practice of gratitude,
appreciation, and focus has been a game changer for me. There is so much
right in my life. I operate better when I remember that. In order to
remember that, I need practice. Intentional, I-really-mean-it, time
5. Nutrition matters. I am talking about food, but I’m not just talking
about food. I have discovered that feeding my mind, feeding my soul, feeding
my faith AND feeding my body are all part of the equation of feeling good
and rocking my life. Recognizing the link between vegetables and my emotions
was a (what should have been obvious, but wasn’t) giant shift.
So, there it is. My top five OMG life lessons: Let go, trust the magic,
decide, appreciate, and eat my veggies. I could actually tell you the dates
and stories that go with each of these, but I’d rather hear your stories.
What are your most profound epiphanies?