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I Had An Epiphany

A group for sharing great and sudden bursts of insight into anything. 392 People

    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 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2014

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    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 36-40, F Oct 4, 2014

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    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 16-17, F May 5, 2014

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11

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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 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 24, 2014

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    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M Mar 20

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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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    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, 2014

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    When you stop looking

    for something, it will come to you.
    Chrysanthemummarie Chrysanthemummarie 16-17 1 Response Jun 3, 2014

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    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

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    Instead of looking outside of yourself

    for what you desire, look inside.
    MyDarkestDesires MyDarkestDesires 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2014

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    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 18-21, M Mar 4

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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.
    VeritableVagabond VeritableVagabond 22-25, M 7 Responses May 16, 2012

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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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    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

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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Anything is worth more

    when you give it a name
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M Nov 20, 2014

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    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

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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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    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

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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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    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 16-17, F 7 Responses May 18

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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, 2014

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    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

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    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 13-15 May 26, 2014

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    It is not about you!A guy from work doubted

    and criticized my ability in a job that needs to speak English. Initially I feel angry for his condescending manner because it catered to my fear(it was my first day at work).Then it hits me: HE DOESN'T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH AND HE IS ONLY A DRIVER.So who is he to judge?People who...
    ChicaAudaz ChicaAudaz 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Aug 7, 2014

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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 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 14, 2014

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    I just had an epiphany,

    I am wasting my life. I am 16 and spend the majority of my time glued to a screen, not realising how short life is and how much I must do in that time. I get straight a's and have some 'friends' but that is just how I appear, not how I feel. I don't want to be a nobody who sits...
    Iscribbletoomuch Iscribbletoomuch 16-17, M 1 Response May 31, 2014

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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 22-25, 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 51-55, F 11 Responses Oct 23, 2011

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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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    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

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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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    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

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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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    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 1 Response Aug 5

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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 2 Responses Apr 16, 2014

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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