In what single moment of your life did you feel most alive?
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The single moment of my life that I felt most alive must be the day when I was chased by a crazy dog. I ran the fastest mile ever in my entire life... never got anywhere close to that speed ever since, LOL.
The very day that my daughter was brought into this world ! There is no finer moment , day , or daughter in this world ! The only thing that tops that is when she smiles and says I love Dad ! Thirty six years later !.......I love you too girl !
In real life that moment would be when I reached the top of a small mountain in Catalonia with my son and began to take in the scenery and the whole journey up to that point.
In my dream life that moment would be when I found out I could fly just by pushing off from the ground and directing myself here and there, like swimming in air. Fantastic feeling I had when I woke up!
I am guessing it was the shared experience with your son that made the moment even more alive.
And I relate to the flying dreams. They can be exhilarating and the feeling sometimes remains long afterward. Thanks.
I LOVE flying dreams! I used to have them all the time and am so frustrated that I pretty much don't anymore. I'm so going to fly in heaven, though. And have a flying horse, too.
Currently, at 22 years old, the moment that made me feel most alive was when I first started college. My brother, our neighbor and me all lived together and played in a band. The first show we played was very exciting!
I will never forget how alive I felt on stage, playing loud music for all to dance to.
I've always felt most alive on the ocean. A memory comes to mind when I read this question. I was riding on the hull of a boat heading towards Catalina Island, The waves were splashing all around us, the wind and the sun were just magnificent.
Well for me I would have to conclude it would be the moment I awakened from my comatose state in 2003. In my hospital room, I glanced at my better-half and mumbled the phrase, "Is it ok if I go back?" My better-half screamed and I distinctly remember my heart beating so profoudly during that moment (although it had never stopped). Keep in mind, I was not saying that phrase to my better-half...
In the days that followed I was significantly aware of:
(1) His presence all around me throughout my life,
(2) My significant regret for the things that I had done and failed to do, and
(3) All of my fears that I had accumulated throughout my life were gone and I was completely aware of the magnitude of the phrase, "Be not afraid."
Connorj, did you experience an NDE? From what you wrote, you seem like you did, but did not remember anything. Yet, you sense it, as when you mumbled: "Is it ok if I go back?"
Yes indeed it was considered a NDE; I wrote a hub about it titled There and Back. here is the link, http://connorj.hubpages.com/hub/There-a … -Version-2
Beyond words. I knew of your NDE, Connorj, but this brings an element to it I'd not seen before. Thank you for sharing. Thumbs up.
Emanate Significant Presence (ESP),
All I can say is; "Thomas (that would be me), because thou hast been close, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not had that experience (that would be you and some others), and yet have believed."
I love the comment, Connorj.
Do you think we all have some doubting Thomas, some Peter the rock, and some John the beloved in us?
We are complex beings, are we not?
I certainly cannot muster an argument against that...
I felt the most alive when I found out I was pregnant after being told that conceiving would be equivalent to winning the lottery. The first images by ultrasound of my bean-sized fetus were a thrill, as were her heartbeats at each exam, and her incredible birth. I just saw her graduate from HS. These things I will never take for granted!
When I was 14 year's old. There was something about it, the year 2007 was the most amazing year of my life! It's like the whole year was mixed together in 1 moment. I can't answer your question precisely cause that was such an amazing year so many good moment's, but I can say it was because I had unbreakable confidence, love for all my family, laughter, joy, happiness. The love of other people towards me soo many girl's who wanted to date me haha amazing..
When I was at the trip of Switzerland. That was the best moment of my life, which I never forget. I enjoyed with my 4 friends.
I felt most alive when my pulmonologist told me of my mortality. That may sound wierd, but you can't change what happens to you so there is nothing to worry about. I embraced the news and I now, more than ever, do things that I want to do or wanted to do. I even went to the town festival by myself and walked around. This is something I would never do. To everyone, feel alive everyday, we can't change our mortality so take the good, bad and ugly and always embrace it! You never know when it's your time to leave Earth so make the best out of everything.
Stunning answer. Nothing to add. Best to you, Sarra.
Thank you Emanate Presence. All is good and will be. I'll get to see my sister again faster than expected.
Have you by 'chance' seen the video of the young man who also learned of his mortality? It was published online not too long ago. Very touching.
I have some catching up to do with those who passed through the veil first also, when the time comes.
Sarra, I am inspired by your extraordinary outlook! I watched a friend become positively transformed when he learned of his mortality, and it has had a profound effect on many people. My best to you for every day,
This is an amazing question.
The first thing that came to mind was zip lining in a forest in Mexico during a cruise. It was totally exhilarating to fly that high above the ground at such fast speeds. I guess it's one of the closest things to flying I've ever done and I've always wanted to fly . . . not a plane, but like Superman.
Riding my bike downhill at 40 mph comes in a close second and I get to do that much more frequently than zip lining.
I felt truly alive when I survived a 110/km car crash from which miraculously I got out in one piece. Since I was sleeping on the seat next to the driver and the hit was on my side I bumped my head so hard, as explained by the medicals team, that my brain matter thickened/compressed. When I was released from the hospital I couldn't write/read/speak properly... basically had to grow up again. As if one part of my brain died and I moved in, on the other end. It took quite a lot to get my life back on track (5 years); not quite done with it yet. BUT since that day I realized two things:
1) My previous self died in a car crash
2) I no longer feel the need to think only about work, money, success, impressing people, etc. Now I try to make work fun, see new places, meet new people, stop to smell the roses.. every day is a gift and I feel truly alive.
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