My ‘AHA’ Moment!

My ‘AHA’ moment!

Time and experience have taught me that unless I understand an issue at all its levels, I cannot bring about a substantial transformation in my life. Understanding is the key to self-transformation and self-management, happiness, peace and a life filled with wisdom, because only through deep understanding can I have REAL-isation of the real issue.

understanding.jpgRemember those times when you realised how something works? For example, using a kitchen appliance for the first time: It looks and sounds so complicated as you read through the instructions in the manual. However, that ‘AHA’ moment comes as soon as someone shows you, or you realise how it works. That’s when the age old phrase, ‘It’s easy when you know how’ makes total sense!

Kitchen gadgets are one thing, however deep and lasting internal change at a spiritual level cannot just come from an intellectual understanding, but has to come from the depth of the heart.  The head can rationalize, but the feeling deep inside that something is, or is not right, is usually the more accurate guide. Deep change can only occur when we feel the need to change from inside out and not outside in.

For example, everyone knows that smoking kills. Every time someone buys a pack of cigarettes it says so very clearly on it. There is a story of a man who continued to smoke even though his doctor was telling him it would kill him. What made him give up smoking was the desperate appeal from his small daughter, who said, ‘Daddy, I don’t want you to die’. The plea had touched his heart, where logic could not.

Another example is that we stay stuck in toxic relationships, never admitting the pain we are causing to ourselves. We stay there because our lack of self-worth tells us it’s better to belong than to be alone, even if it’s painful. But it is only when our internal sense of self-respect gives us the feeling that I deserve better, can things then start to change. I realize the pain I am causing to myself, and I decide to change the rules of the game.

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When I understand the sorrow and pain that my attachment, anger, greed, lust or any other negative traits cause, not only to my own soul, but to those around me then I can care enough to make a change. But if someone advised me, informed me, lectured me on any self-management topic, still, at the end, I would have to feel the need to change myself before anything would happen.

In order to understand, to realize, to change and to grow, there needs to be a willingness to learn, seek and explore. If we stay stuck in our ways, our ‘horizon’ never expands, and we never get to see a different view.

A good example is travel. As we travel the world, we see how different cultures function, all doing things differently. For example; in Canada pedestrians have the right of way whilst in India, forget it, make your own way! So who is right and who is wrong? We go to China and we are able to understand why the Chinese use wooden sticks while the English use knives and forks. It would be wrong to sit in England and say wooden sticks are not the way, when 1 billion people use them! All are right and all live quite happily in the world.

The point is, as I observe the world around me, I can sense that mine is not the only way. I need to be able to understand the other, their traditions and ways of being. I could try having an eye for discovery and not judgment. If I decide that something is ‘wrong’ then it always will be wrong – but in my own eyes only! And then I will never even try to understand. Recognition, realization and harmony will always be out of my reach.

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Applying spiritual knowledge to our life enables us to see things from a holistic perspective. Actually there are no absolutes, there is no wrong or right, good or bad, there is only judgment, limiting beliefs and narrow viewpoints. When we let go of these and allow the heart to be open and accepting, then we will say ‘Aha, now I understand!’ And anything will become possible!

It’s time… to embrace change by taking in the ‘AHA’ moments of life!

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to “My ‘AHA’ Moment!”

  • Geeta Currimjee

    On the spiritual path, the seeker reads and reads,and listens to many inspiring words but he keeps on looking for the Light ….. Until one day— AHAH! something hits the depth of his being and he becomes KNOWLEDGEABLE.
    G C

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  • Deokie Ramlakhan

    REAL-isation of the real issue is very important.
    I encountered this a few weeks ago on a trip. Thanks for the message.
    D.R.

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