At several points in our lives, we experience a change in ourselves, a turning point we call it. These turning points represent the major stages of our lives. The ones which you can normally pin point down to a particular conversation you had with someone and the light bulb turns on .. Ding!
Those moments you never forget. You also do not forget who was the one that guided you and led you to that major change. Call them your guardian angels if you may. They may be a family member, a friend, a co-worker or even a stranger. It could be someone you heard or watched or read a book for. It could be anything and anyone.
That moment you come to a certain realization that would forever change the path of your life. And all it takes is that one person; that one voice, at that one moment. Even though you may have heard the same thing from several people before. You may have discussed it, analyzed it, thought some more about it till it was too overwhelming. But when you are ready to conceive the information, when you are ready for change, when you are just on your last thread; there comes that voice of reason, that voice which will enter your brain and the sound of their words lingers and echoes as you digest what you are hearing. This is one of the rare times you are actually listening and hearing at the same time. You are not trying to prepare an answer or find an excuse or even rationalize your thinking. Time seems to stop for a while. Everything becomes clearer all of a sudden. Sometimes you feel naked cause someone has called you out on what you have been doing. You didn’t even see it all this time, or you did but you put a blind eye to it because you were either scared to face the truth or you were just not ready to deal with it. Now the time has come for you to face yourself with the truth, no sugar-coating, no excuses – the bare truth – the ugly truth at times – but it is the truth nevertheless.
I have had several moments like these. I call them ‘my climax moments’. It’s where I reach a stage where change is imminent. But it will not be fulfilled until I learn a new lesson. It’s a point where I face myself with certain realities that I didn’t want to accept or didn’t want to see at all. More like living in denial at times. Then I start to go through a stage of questioning and seeking answers to my perplexities. I find myself having interesting conversations with different people on many levels. I find myself in these situations wondering why I am there. I ask myself what is wrong with me? And eventually my questions get answered by some miracle.
This is when I recall a verse from the bible that says: “And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” – Luke 11:9 – King James Bible.
That is exactly what I remember every time I reach to one of my climax moments. I know I am at that moment because I asked for it. I know I am finding my answers because I searched for it. And no matter how long it took me to get there, the point remains, I get there when I am meant to get there. I reach because I persist. I find because I never give up. And with God by my side, with his angels always surrounding me, protecting me and guiding me to the right way – I can never be lost. Even though it may seem so at times. The stage of doubt and uncertainty may last a really long time, but it is not permanent. The time always comes when a new stage arises. A new day comes. The sun rises each morning. And with that our lives become clearer, our hearts become purer; our eyes become wider.
The only advice I can give after my recent enlightening experience, is that not to close your mind or heart to anything or anyone. You would be surprised who can actually be the one to help you see things from a different perspective. Do not count anyone out. It can be the least person you expect to change your life. And let me tell you, age does not matter. I have always known that and believed it too. But now even more than ever, I believe that there are no limits to what someone is capable of. Knowledge and wisdom are gifts from God. We cannot judge as to who has it and who does not.
Moreover, it is very important to keep an open mind to what you hear. Especially now with all of the social media surrounding us. We are all influenced some way or another by these methods. And that is ok as long as you allow your heart to know the difference between what is right and what is wrong. We can easily get manipulated and brain washed. Allow your mind to question what you are hearing. Following blindly without using your own brain will get you in a dark place where it will be very hard to get out of. You don’t even realize it when it happens. So be ware, not everyone out there will say the truth, not everyone has your best interest. Remember there are predators out there waiting to attack. It is survival of the fittest after all.
So why am I saying all this? Because I have seen it happen to innocent people. People whom are warm-hearted and givers. I have seen, just like you have, people turn from good to evil. People do change. We all change. Some want to and some find themselves changed without knowing when and how.
And so I remind you again, use your brain, use your heart. Allow yourself to be yourself but at the same time open your mind to other possibilities. Seek the truth, go find your answers, whether it be for your own personal life or your general views on life. Surround yourself with positive people. Never give up on finding solutions. It will come in due time. Be prepared, it may come in the oddest times and from the least expected ways. It is only when the right voice at the right time comes your way, it is then you will find peace; even if the answer is not what you have been looking for.