In what single moment of your life did you feel most alive?

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  1. Emanate Presence profile image80
    Emanate Presenceposted 5 years ago

    In what single moment of your life did you feel most alive?

    Share whatever you choose, about the moment or moments, what the happening was, how the aliveness felt. // Photo Source: (c) Can Stock Photo ('Attuned to the Rhythm of Nature' hub.)

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  2. WalterPoon profile image77
    WalterPoonposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image80
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The mental image brings a smile. Seems the sense of 'aliveness' came from the adrenaline rush. Thanks.

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    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    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  !

    1. Emanate Presence profile image80
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Beautiful. The connection of heart-felt love between father and daughter.

  4. chef-de-jour profile image98
    chef-de-jourposted 5 years ago

    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!

    1. Emanate Presence profile image80
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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      Jennifer Sucheyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I LOVE flying dreams! I used to have them all the time and am so frustrated that I pretty much don't anymore. sad  I'm so going to fly in heaven, though. And have a flying horse, too. big_smile

  5. Vinsanity100 profile image59
    Vinsanity100posted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image80
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, there can be quite an exchange of energy between performer and audience. Good show!

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. cat on a soapbox profile image95
      cat on a soapboxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What a beautiful image!  I know the feeling of this too, and it is exhilarating!

  7. connorj profile image79
    connorjposted 5 years ago

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    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."

    1. WalterPoon profile image77
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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?"

    2. connorj profile image79
      connorjposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Dear WalterPoon,
      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

    3. Emanate Presence profile image80
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. connorj profile image79
      connorjposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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."

    5. Emanate Presence profile image80
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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?

    6. connorj profile image79
      connorjposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I certainly cannot muster an argument against that...

  8. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    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!

    1. Emanate Presence profile image80
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A wonderful story, beautifully told in a few sentences. You definitely won a gift far greater than any lottery prize.

  9. PoeticPhilosophy profile image81
    PoeticPhilosophyposted 5 years ago

    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..

    1. Emanate Presence profile image80
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      2007 was a very good year, as they say, for you I see.

      You mentioned some good points of what contributed to the feeling of aliveness - confidence, love, laughter...

      May you have many more, PoeticPhilosophy.

  10. dharminderkumar profile image56
    dharminderkumarposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image80
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Beautiful.

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    Sarra Garrettposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image80
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Stunning answer. Nothing to add. Best to you, Sarra.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Emanate Presence.  All is good and will be.  I'll get to see my sister again faster than expected.

    3. Emanate Presence profile image80
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. cat on a soapbox profile image95
      cat on a soapboxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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,
      Cat smile

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    Jennifer Sucheyposted 5 years ago

    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. wink

    Riding my bike downhill at 40 mph comes in a close second and I get to do that much more frequently than zip lining.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image80
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I wonder how often people consider when they feel the most alive. The answers here are amazing, such variety. Flying like Superman would be cool.

  13. itknol profile image80
    itknolposted 5 years ago

    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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