I Had An Epiphany

A group for sharing great and sudden bursts of insight into anything. 398 People

    Awakening

    There isn't a reality in a dream; and yet while we dream we believe in a reality. We believe in the reality of the things we see in the dream. After we wake up we recognise the falseness of the dream; and we laugh at ourselves. When a man wakens to reality he realises in that...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo
    31-35, M
    Jul 31, 2012

    The Hinge On Which My Life Has Swung.

    Since before I could remember, pieced together from stories of those around me when I was very young, I was brilliant at learning. Numbers came easily and my talent for picking up languages was recognized as early as kindergarten French immersion. I had a lot of insight in...
    FluidMind FluidMind
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Sep 24, 2007

    Today as I woke up, I thanked God

    for waking me up this morning and I thought about what my plans were for the day which was do some cleaning and take my car to the car wash. As I sat in my car I thought to myself that I have exactly 6 days till my 40th Bday..... I start analyzing things and I realized that Ive...
    Butterpecan40 Butterpecan40
    41-45, F
    Apr 26, 2014

    Up until about 6 months I used to worry

    and care about EVERYTHING...but something just "snapped" I guess' I used to care that my children dont talk to me and the ones that do only want something...I used to let people and things intimidate me Then I realized everyone has their own reality...what I see is not...
    walksoft459 walksoft459
    56-60, F
    Aug 7, 2014

    I Wish I Realised This Sooner

    So, my father and mother were talking about this person, and a part of their conversation interested me.    Dad: So, I heard from *this person's name I never heard of* after a long while.  Mom: Oh, how is he? Dad (laughing): He's lost his mind.  Mom: what did he do...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123
    18-21, F
    13 Responses Apr 26, 2011

    Well mine may not be

    as life changing as some I've read but here goes. My whole life I've been taught and raised in believing that hard work, diligence, creativity and intelligence will grant you anything you want in life. My god was I wrong, while I don't regret anything I've done or think that...
    ItsJustIce ItsJustIce
    26-30, M
    Dec 26, 2013

    i have been in turmoil

    for a while and lately it's been worse than ever. today i began to see things differently than ever before. it's been my fault all along. i took the wrong side. i did nothing when they needed me the most. i did too much when i should have done nothing. i put myself where i am...
    bipolar87418 bipolar87418
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 5

    A Sappy Movie Did It

    When I first joined this group it was a long time ago, but I do remember what the epiphany was. I felt too lame to write a story about it, so I didn’t. The epiphany happened after watching The Notebook. The part where they come back from the canoe in the rain and she says...
    Fallflower Fallflower
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jun 7, 2012

    Things That Make You Go... Hmmmmm...

    I was just doing my usual post-work EP prowl, and ended up at a group called "I Am Me". I considered joining, before realising that I wasn't entirely sure it was applicable to me... or if I had anything to contribute. This type of thought is not particularly...
    sevvysebby sevvysebby
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 27, 2009

    Laziness is fear disguised

    as inertia. Thes are words from Natalie Goldberg's, Thunder and Lightning, Cracking Open the Writer's Craft. I have read her other books, writing guides and biographies. Her most famous book is Writing Down the Bones, a great guide to finding the writer's voice. The idea that...
    thykermit thykermit
    46-50, M
    Dec 14, 2013

    It Only Took Therapy, Drugs, Alcohol, Doctors, And Being Hospitalized... But I Finally Got It!

    I fight depression, I have been fighting with it almost my whole life, and it wasn't until one lonesome night on a psych ward, that I finally had my epiphany... For the longest time I thought I was fighting myself. Fighting my own thoughts and feelings and urges. Through...
    kateegirl kateegirl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 16, 2012

    I realized this a while back.

    I have a friend who makes me feel about myself at times. This friend seems to have the necessity of bragging about everything and making those around feel miserable. She can be a good friend, but she can also be quick to judge. She makes me feel like 2nd place looser. So close...
    yazminf yazminf
    18-21, F
    May 5, 2014

    I sat in my room intoxicated the other night.

    I felt nervous, agitated, and more or less at unease. It almost seemed to be written on everything I looked at, the floor, the door, everything. What made me so worried, I wondered? I know now that it's because my worries were the very things that worried me. I got so concerned...
    TreesAndColorsAndWizards TreesAndColorsAndWizards
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 17, 2014

    In the middle of science

    that almost made me sob. In fact I would have if other people hadn't been there. I came to me that if I stayed in my friend group I would fail school. Recently they have been cussing about everything to show that they were mature. Not only is it not mature it's stupid. All they...
    SoKawaiiii SoKawaiiii
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 5, 2014

    You know, I've come across a ton of rude people

    in my life. But no one has EVER said 'hey, why is there a big *** scar on your face?' and very few people have even ******* mentioned it to me. Sometimes I think they're making eye contact, but no, they're just staring at the scar. Surely one person should have rudely asked...
    Firechiic Firechiic
    18-21, F
    Oct 6, 2015

    Relationship Vs. Freedom

    I had a situation today where I ran into a man that I care deeply about eating breakfast with another woman. It stung me at first because I didn't expect it. I don't know if the lady was his friend or not. It was none of my business to concern myself with. Anyways, as I walked...
    PROprium PROprium
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jun 11, 2010

    I don't want much in life.

    All I want is someone to hold who will hold me in return. Someone who will laugh at my rubbish jokes and tell me that I'm not a bad person. Someone who will let me love them in the way I want to love them. When it comes to love I throw it all in. I dive in headfirst, and usually...
    justanotherlonelydan justanotherlonelydan
    22-25, M
    Mar 4, 2015

    A Social Epiphany

    I was driving in my care, remembering this one jerk who had not stopped for a fire truck so he could cut in front of me, so when I caught up to him I honked and flipped him the bird and he then asked what it was for so I explained. he denied it then said, "whgatever, that's cool...
    SummerWind18 SummerWind18
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2010

    So I'm lifting weights going super hard an

    after I'm real tired and start thinking about life. I start to realize how you really only live one time and it can all be over in a blink. I really want to go live with no regrets but at the same time it's kind of depressing
    Jmerk Jmerk
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 9, 2014

    Hey y'all! I'm new here.

    I wanted to share a major "aha moment" in my life that I experienced out of the blue about a week ago! First I need to tell you a little bit about myself so you can see just how huge this moment was! I am a mother of 3 children and the wife of a loving, wonderful man that I've...
    saltedcaramelgirl saltedcaramelgirl
    41-45, F
    Oct 4, 2014

    Our lives are but fleeting mists passing

    through infinite space and time. Make the most of yours.
    MyDarkestDesires MyDarkestDesires
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 16, 2014

    I know what I want in Life

    when it comes to dreaming and then making it a reality. As of now, I am finally going to make something of myself. This Year or the Next, I am going to change something that I will no longer accept. I'm going to lose a lot of weight. I'm not doing it for because of girls, I'm...
    JakeV101 JakeV101
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 11, 2015

    Dream

    A stranger walked into my life the other day picked up a dream I had thrown away and handed it back to me and said do not forget this. It seems that sometimes in life there are messengers and I mean that strictly in a logical sense and by no means religiously. I think there are...
    Lenina1 Lenina1
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2012

    that my life's gonna suck

    for eternity :D !!!!
    StableRedGun StableRedGun
    22-25, F
    Oct 7, 2015

    Just had a good long look in the mirror

    and I saw myself. I've seen what I've become and I didn't like what I saw. I've had a revelation, starting today, it's time I grew up, this business of being sure a miserable f***ing depressed *****, where's it getting me when I could try to fix my life. I might have felt alone...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 15, 2015

    When you stop looking

    for something, it will come to you.
    Chrysanthemummarie Chrysanthemummarie
    18-21
    1 Response Jun 3, 2014

    Yolo

    I am a god. No really, I am. I create, and I destroy. I only know for sure that I exist.
    VeritableVagabond VeritableVagabond
    22-25, M
    7 Responses May 16, 2012

    so i wondered, would you believe someone

    as an authentic persona on EP, when they have confessed to having two accounts? then obviously they want to hide some part of themselves from one part of their EP friends as the one username, and vice versa..............
    indigowitch indigowitch
    22-25, F
    Apr 15, 2014

    Not too long ago, i was watching a movie.

    After it was over, i had come to realize that what i had been trying to figure out, i already knew. My doubts were lifted. I created fears and doubts because of the past. I became lost. But somehow, after watching this, my eyes were wide open.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 14, 2015

    Instead of looking outside of yourself

    for what you desire, look inside.
    MyDarkestDesires MyDarkestDesires
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2014

    Hug Thyself

    “I need a hug.” “I want a hug.” “I’d pay good money for a hug.” “I need a hug in the worst way.” “I am sore from lack of a hug.” Oh, god. It’s true that there is no underestimating the power of a hug, but that doesn’t mean that it has to become an...
    Quintesse Quintesse
    51-55, F
    11 Responses Oct 23, 2011
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 14, 2014

    I just realized everything I have been through

    was preparing me for the much more difficult part of my life. Everything that I was challenged about love & wasted time obsessing over, I was missing the easiest part of my life. It only gets more difficult from here. So enjoy those early mornings with the kids. Its better...
    Stickwithmebaby Stickwithmebaby
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2015

    When I Was Young,

    When I was young, I was gullible. I believed in everything. I believed in S****, The T**** F****, The E***** B****, Even L**********... I believed in a magical world where everything existed in harmony. I had a vision of how life would be if I were there. It was magical until...
    YourRoad2Awe YourRoad2Awe
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2011

    I figured it out. It's a 50/50.

    Sometimes I am the problem. Sometimes someone else is the problem. I get it now
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    Mar 16

    In general whenever you have to put down

    someone else's life choice to make yours seem better, you are probably unhappy with whatever decision you made. This goes both ways so if someone is judging you for a lifestyle choice or an opinion or point of view etc. it is not about you. It never was. It's just them holding...
    elephantwalk elephantwalk
    36-40, F
    Apr 11, 2015

    anna and elsa are rapunzel's cousin it was on

    the way to rapunzel's wedding anna and elsa's parents shipwrecked it was their shipwreck that ariel saw in the beginning of the little mermaid but they didnt die, they got washed up on an island and gave birth to a son named tarzan.they were later on killed by a wildcat.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 27

    I realized I am an assassin,

    if not a sniper for the military. Which branch military I haven't decided yet, but I may be a sniper. With every passing moment, I slip between different personalities and it sucks that it happens, but I don't care I know I'm an assassin.
    shadowknight340 shadowknight340
    16-17
    May 26, 2014

    A few months ago I posted an experience stating

    my ideas on "project love myself" and I am writing this one upon completion of my project, to record my findings, struggles, and results. As soon as I gave up social media for a while, I found myself filling up my time with more productive things. These things included...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh
    18-21, F
    7 Responses May 18, 2015

    This Is Quite Painful To Say..

    I haven't found my purpose in life..I don't feel I have a reason for being....and I realize now, this is why I am depressed. This explains so much..why I haven't found a career to aim for, why I don't have anything planned after college, why I'm not very sociable, why I don't...
    Turbulence Turbulence
    18-21, M
    11 Responses Mar 17, 2011

    An Epiphany About Music

    So I was driving in my car and was stopped at a stoplight and was looking at all the birds on the electric lines, and they looked like notes on the line of sheet music. Then I saw a willow tree and imagined how it would sound, like wind rushing through it, and then I saw a stret...
    SummerWind18 SummerWind18
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 15, 2010

    Intimacy

    As a child, I experienced every kind of abuse one might imagine - verbal, physical, sexual, drugs, etc... We, children, were nothing more than playthings - and apparently quite entertaining since the adults never seemed to tire of it. As a result, I am pretty withdrawn and it...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 19, 2011

    It's that moment when you realize you can be

    batman and Joker at the same time. When you see how awesome it is to be both beavis and butthead. Last time they did America and next well do the world!
    SonOfTheMonkeysUncle SonOfTheMonkeysUncle
    31-35, M
    Apr 9, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 20, 2015

    You know I wonder when things happened?

    Many things, there are a lot of things in my life that have always been annoying and have always been ringing in the back of my head. Then some day all the circuits aligned and all of the sudden all these things just sort of vanished. I am not sure how it happened.. I think...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 27, 2014

    What if my depression is not the main disease,

    but a symptom of something much larger than myself? It's a problem of my generation, my age. I know so many people in my age group that suffer from the same illnesses. It can't be coincidental, there's way too many cases. We're all lost and confused and without a direction in...
    AlexandreRoslyn AlexandreRoslyn
    22-25, F
    Mar 11, 2015

    Anything is worth more

    when you give it a name
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 20, 2014

    I Woke Up Today

    Today I had an epiphany, I have had horrible horrible relationships with men and i just couldn't understand why. I blamed myself so many times. my self esteem was shot and I just didn't get it.  So on my way home today i heard a small clear quiet voice that said the men you...
    redux redux
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 16, 2007
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