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I Had An Epiphany

A group for sharing great and sudden bursts of insight into anything. 312 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

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    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

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    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

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    One Night Staring At The Ceiling In My Bedroom

    I had a revelation........those 8 ex fiances weren't bad men, they didnt understand me and my needs. We not only were not on the same page, we were in completely different books. It is annoying when people come to you and nothing is ever their fault and they take no...
    DieKatzeSchreibt DieKatzeSchreibt 41-45 3 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    Yolo

    I am a god. No really, I am. I create, and I destroy. I only know for sure that I exist.
    KilluaGodspeed KilluaGodspeed 18-21, M 7 Responses May 16, 2012

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    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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    So believe it or not I did go out

    and I actually socialized. Not my usual socializing where I am just present around people in a non-professional situation. No, I mean I actually spoke to a person, that was not already there with me... which will bring some reflection on my part later, but while I was at the...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M Mar 2

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    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

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    Epiphany

    Throughout my existance on earth, I have loved deeply, cared strongly, and shared limitless. When desperation harbors those close to me they know who to call for rescue. I am the savior, warrior, and protector that lurks around to the aid of those in oppression. Yet, when the war...
    nycresident nycresident 22-25 Sep 12, 2013

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    Opened My Eyes

    I hope it can help you and much as it did for me. "As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You’ll have your heart broken and you’ll break others’ hearts. You’ll fight with your best friend or maybe even...
    peaceloveandfairydust peaceloveandfairydust 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2012

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses May 16, 2012

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    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 46-50, F 11 Responses Oct 23, 2011

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    Journey To The Otherside

    I have been on a journey of intense mood swings from bi-polar disorder all my life.  Recently after several years of councelling experiences and a bumpy road in my life I realized that I do have the power to influence what is going on in my life.  My formula...Change Your...
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    Epiphany One

    I know this is not an original thought, none of them are but regardless of who ever got credited first with this one, I have gone and reinvented it as happens with lots of people. Rediscovery is essential for the future for our kids to continue culture and so on.I realized while...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 14, 2012

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    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

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    What I've Done

    My entire life, I've had to deal with an overwhelming sadness that has taken over my life. It's like an enormous weight on my shoulders; never wavering or going away. And lately, my depression has been worse than ever. At times, I even find myself entertaining thoughts of suicide...
    Drastik Drastik 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2011

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    It Is Supposed To Be Good

    I want to tell this because it made me feel so happy and relieved. On my drive to work every morning, I pass some of the prettiest scenery. There are rolling hills on both sides of the road and trees scattered around and, when the sun shines through the trees, it is just pretty...
    Artie60 Artie60 51-55 1 Response Mar 22, 2012

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    My Epiphany happened today,

    January 6th, 2014 at 2:05. Yes, I am aware that today is the day the Epiphany of Christ is celebrated; talk about being one with God. Anyway! My Epiphany was that life is serendipity. You just live life to live it! That's why its called LIFE. We are not here for a purpose we...
    Janne52 Janne52 18-21, F Jan 6

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    No Blood, It's Not Serious.

    People only take your problems (mainly medical) seriously when you have been cut open by a surgeon. Physical pain, emotional pain, lots of medication, being prodded by doctors, being a pin cushion, waiting for results, etc... None of it matters... Unless/until you've been under...
    OnMyTippeeToes OnMyTippeeToes 18-21, F Dec 20, 2011

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    Bumper stickers are just a way to tell people

    you think you’re better than them
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M Feb 16

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    We Say We Want The Truth But We Really Want A Lie

                    We tell everyone we speak to that we want the truth no matter how harsh it is but in reality we don't want anything to do with the truth. When our children misbehave and we tell them that if they tell the truth they won't be in any trouble. Knowing...
    ESternSr ESternSr 51-55, M Dec 8, 2011

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    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 6 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    Hey everyone I am a magician.

    Not a magician because I do card tricks but a magician because that's what I call myself in my religion. I have created my own religion that is bast off facts and what I have experienced through my own life and an epiphany I had not to long ago. I have found a way to over come...
    magicman0181 magicman0181 18-21, M Jan 12

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    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

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    Our lives are but fleeting mists passing

    through infinite space and time. Make the most of yours.
    MyDarkestDesires MyDarkestDesires 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    Well, I talked a lot about my marriage.

    It has gotten significantly worse and, to be honest and forthcoming. We suck as a couple but we make great friends as long as we don't talk about MY personal thoughts and feelings. We also make great business partners. I never fell in love with her but she showed me what I...
    sundragon sundragon 41-45, M Feb 24

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    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    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 12 Responses Apr 26, 2011

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    It Feels Like I Had One Just Now.

    I've always had trouble understanding other people and now I think I can see why. I think the reason that I had trouble understanding other people is because I myself am not a very judgmental person. I've never been one to judge other people until I get to know them, which I...
    tjlkitty tjlkitty 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 16, 2012

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    This morning I was taken away

    while reading a commentary on futuristic socio-economics. Thank you for sharing your vision.. I was raised by people who think that eating food and working hard every day and making babies is the only true priority in life. I didn't agree with that mentality when I was five...
    SammyJD11 SammyJD11 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    Extraordinary Out of This World Epiphany

    A personal letter spurred b a spiritual epiphany I can now say what I have been wanting to say for a long time and was too afraid.  This whole entire issue of pregnancy i've been afraid to approach, and actually, ALL my issues with my fmaily, are in fact SMALL issues...
    SummerWind18 SummerWind18 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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    Me Too...

    I had one too... she was great! ...errrr here I go again... where the heck are my glasses...   /@  @  *searching*   Ok found them... (@)-(@) Now where was I... oh yes I had a Tiffany too... Crap... Epiphany... oops wrong group again Oh but I do know...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Oct 17, 2007

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    I Don't Have To Live Like This Anymore

    Years ago, I was trapped in a very low place, emotionally. I went to bed every night, praying not to wake up the next day. I couldn't bring myself to commit suicide because I couldn't do that to my family. But, I really hoped it would just happen naturally, so I could have the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 19, 2011

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    There are millions of people out there

    that are wearing pounds of makeup, losing tons of weight or getting dozens of surgeries just to look half as good as I do. I'm winning.
    ElementalOdyssey ElementalOdyssey 22-25, F Apr 1

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    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 2 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    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 7 Responses Sep 24, 2007

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    Truth

    No one should ever be down on themselves because of outward appearances because everyone's "type" is different. Some men like thick women. Some women like short men. Beauty is all in the eye of the beholder. I had this epiphany a few years back. Have you ever looked at a...
    Tamytha Tamytha 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2012

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    Einstein's theory of general relativity is 99.

    9% right. He missed something and I am pretty sure I solved it. The Big Bang is wrong and it's so simple once you see it.
    Ilikepi314 Ilikepi314 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    God Is Love, Not A Doctrine

    I realized this epiphany over the span of a few months. I questioned things in the Bible.. I thought about a hypothetical someone who is in an undeveloped land and has grown up in poverty, and was sick of it, wanting better for his family, for himself.. This young man screams...
    troyboy13 troyboy13 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 20, 2012

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    Instead of looking outside of yourself

    for what you desire, look inside.
    MyDarkestDesires MyDarkestDesires 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    I was young at the time, age 17. I decided to meet up with this guy who I thought was my boyfriend and the sweetest ever. Turns out I found out he was drunk and wanted to have sex...
    chebrianna chebrianna 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Im 16 and have been with my boyfriend for a year now and I had my abortion about 3 weeks ago. It was honestly the biggest mistake of my life. Basically when I first found out I...
    beccabird beccabird 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    The Worst 7 Months of My Life! So in September 2007 I decided to do myself a favour and joined Weight Watchers. I knew I had a problem with PCOS and wanted to loose some weight...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    Part 3: the affair When I posted my experience on EP and how depressed I was about my situation I got a lot of positive comments and support which really helped me change my...
    unexpectedlove15 unexpectedlove15 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 30

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    About a year ago I had a terrible trip after smoking marijuana. I had smoked before and it every time I never really got a "high" feeling I just felt kinda normal.. But maybe a...
    Kristen42 Kristen42 18-21, F Mar 31

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    To others who have been through it and feel conflicted (and only those people, because others feel very solid in their choices, and I acknowledge those women. However, those who...
    palimia palimia 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    After reading up on the abortion pill and coming across the numerous amounts of scary/negative stories, I wanted to share my POSITIVE one with people who may be feeling uneasy or...
    Jazzy301 Jazzy301 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    After reading up on the abortion pill and coming across the numerous amounts of scary/negative stories, I wanted to share my POSITIVE one with people who may be feeling uneasy or...
    Jazzy301 Jazzy301 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    In the 1980's I had 2 abortions and 1 miscarriage and shortly after that found out I had cervical cancer. But this story is about the 3 lost children. I blame some of the reason...
    alcooper alcooper 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I've loved this girl before i moved to America and it felt wrong to tell her i love her considering we'll literally be continents apart. Anyways before I left, We spent months...
    bassamelali bassamelali 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I had a spinal fusion surgery from T-4 to L-5 6 months ago. The pain was pretty intense for the first few months. As of now, the pain is bearable but only if I take Percoset. The...
    babygirl8832 babygirl8832 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Careless skunkseeking leads to bites. This time I was very reckless and I paid dearly for it. Since I won the coin toss I usually take to determine my fortune for the night if I go...