Everyday Epiphany

Epiphany: A sudden awakening. A moment where ‘everything becomes clear’. Where our awareness is heightened to some new level and life cannot go back to the same ever again.

Sounds dramatic doesn’t it? Something that happens in religious texts, such as on the road to Damascus.

Actually, I’m writing more about the unseen epiphany.

The first one I could think about was realising that people die, and they don’t have to be old and sick. A good friend of mine died at 18 years old ( I was 17 at the time). One day he was alive and well, next day…dead. Turned out he had hepatic cancer, nobody knew.

Another big one, was having sex for the first time. The world is different from that moment on. You cannot see the world through ones old eyes anymore.

How about when you find out there isn’t a Santa?

Or when your ego is bruised and you are told that you aren’t as good as you think you are.

Or a moment when you realise you have a skill that you were previously unaware of.

I guess the thing is that most of the time, our awareness is dulled by a constant chatter in our heads; that we don’t actually take time to see what is around us and that we miss out on moments that can change us fundamentally.

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About lordegburtnobacon
Greetings! I appreciate a fine Tweed and my hobbies include drinking heavily and acting. However I do not mix the two.

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