What was the one outstanding experience in your life, when you felt most alive?
Giving Examinations of different subjects is my most outstanding experience of life. I love to have exams. It teaches us a lot.
It was in 1969, at our NW London home,my wife and I were in our rear garden, she was taking washing off the line, it was late and dark. I looked into the sky puzzelled by a very bright light that appeared to be getting bigger as I looked at it. I told my wife and we just starred, mesmerized as this object appeared to cover the whole sky right above us as if like bright dust falling all around then vanishing. It was strange and yet exciting in a way I cannot explain. Always locked in my mind.
Good question and I am sure there are more than one I can think of. But would have to say kissing my first girlfriend back when I was a teen, was most definitely a memorable experience and I believe one which she would remember for a lifetime as well, given the fact that we both were wearing braces at the time (:
It was 1969 and I was at my battle station on an aircraft carrier. The reason we were at battle stations was because the ship was on fire. My battle station was located above the ship's magazine (where the ammunition is kept). The deck was warm and I was sweating. I was sure that I was going to die, which makes one feel very much alive. PS. The fire was doused and there were no casualties (including me).
When I placed 2nd nationally in a Japanese proficiency test back in 2004 (when I graduated from senior high school) and was awarded a 2-week visit to Japan by the Japanese government with all allowances paid, including transport fees. Better yet, I was also provided with allowances during my stay in the country. So, basically, all I had to do there was to have fun while at the same time learning about the life and culture of the Japanese people. Also, I got to visit quite a few different prefectures in the country.
For me, it was not one experience but it was the "aha" moment that changed everything. I realized that there's nothing "wrong" with me for not fitting in to this job or that job or this way of doing things or that. I realized I am a creative entrepreneur and I'm not SUPPOSED to fit in other people's boxes! As I began the journey from all the "shoulds and oughts" of life to my own "dreams and desires" I began to come alive. Once I realized who I really am (not who others say I should be) I could start pursuing my own life dreams instead of living others'. Every time I do what I was created to do (teach, write, coach, train, etc.) I feel alive. It's an "alive" lifestyle. :-)
The day I felt most alive is when I sold my first eBook. I've only sold 6 copies so far but it still feels good that people are reading my work!
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When i hold my son with my hands for the first time after his birth it was the time I felt most alive and it was most outstanding moment in my life. It felt so serene to be mother to the new born baby who was smiling with his eyes closed. To touch his little feet and fingers , so soft those were! Nothing is so sublime then that experience. He is now 12 years old. But I see that small cute baby in him and I feel like crying as he is growing every day to be young boy.
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It happened in early January of 2003. I had visited my best friend (Don) who was diagnosed with a brain anersym (at Florida Hospital South in Orlando, Florida) on New Years Eve (December 31st, 2002) quite close to Midnight. He underwent brian surgery on New Years Day 2003 and was induced into a comatose state to assist in his recovery.
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