Life is all about a few triggers which hit you as hard as it had to hit you when it hit you. Few triggers. That’s all is required. You just have to be thrown in the equivalent of an experience in the platform. And the intensity with which a “Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi” goes through that entire experience, it creates an ever since moment in his life. Ever since “Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi” was thrown in that platform, after that the rest of his life can never be the same again.
Ever since “Siddhartha” saw the dead body being carried and the suffering of the people around – ever since. The intensity with which he processes that entire experience. One experience that’s all is required. And the intensity with which you go through that entire experience, you author an ever since moment in your life and your life becomes ever since that incident, ever since that realization, ever since that experience. It can be in a novel. It can be in a movie. It can be while reading an article. It can be while writing an article. It can be while speaking. It can be by listening.
It can be just observing an argument going on between two people and just the intensity with which you observed that entire experience, something about you can change forever. Ever. You can never be the same person again and life is gifting us these experiences all the time. We just have to be present with complete awareness and intensity and you can author your own epiphany. In a moment, a divine intervention happens and who you were and who you are, everything has changed.
A decision that you could not take for 20-years. For 20-years you have been thinking. I think, I should not continue to do this, but I should do something else. For 20-years, you have been thinking. I think, I want to come out of this rut. I want to come out of this monotony. I want to come out of this drill. I’ve done this for too long. For 20-years, you have been thinking and you couldn’t and some of that day, during that experience in that moment.
In fact, a decision that seemed a struggle for 20 years you executed with effortless ease. You just decided, from now onwards this is what it’s going to be and you just crossed the line. Over. That’s all it takes. One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself as a seeker in life is, the intensity with which you live your life.