Another Ah Ha Moment by Wayne

Another Ah Ha Moment


I was sitting outside the other evening… oh wait it was last month! Where does time go? I know it doesn’t fly as I’ve seen many flying things but never time. *S* Sometimes it moves a bit faster or slower but fly? Nice try! I got to pondering some of my past events, future adventures and of course, the present. I was being very appreciative for the townhouse I reside in. Taking my thoughts further I was going back over the many residences I have lived in up to this point.


Going from one thought to another, I thought for a moment of all those who I’ve lived with over the years.


I am 60 years old. For the first 17 years of my life I lived at home with my parents. Over the following the next 4 months I stayed at the YMCA in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Then,  the 4 months following that, I boarded with two other roommates from college.


Not having much abundance while going to college, I worked at a part time job. There I made a connection that enabled me to move in with 3 other people that lasted for three years. As one guy was getting married the house broke up and we all went our separate ways. I took a one bedroom apartment and for the first time in my life I had my own place. It was roughly two years later and bingo, I was getting married and so on and so on and so on before I reached my current situation.


The memories were like a warm breeze on a summer’s night as I still see all the faces, hear the laughter we shared, the good times and the not so good, lessons learned. It felt breathtaking to take a trip down memory lane and back to the present.


Just for my own curiosity I took out a pad of paper and time lined where I lived and whom I resided with. I could actually account for every time frame from birth to the present day. Given I have made 27 moves since birth it felt pretty remarkable that I could account for my entire life based on people and living situations. Remember, I include the late sixties and most of the seventies that were a little sketchy at times. LOL


My next calculation was to total up years by myself and years living with others. The being ‘with others’ includes friends, marriage(s), partners or at times strangers who turned into friends. Drum roll please, the results were that I have lived less than 1/6 of my life alone. Less than 10 years with me, myself and I.


Are you ready for this now? The train came barrelling down the tracks, the damn opened up fully and I raised my hand and smacked myself directly to my forehead. One massive ah ha moment set in. I truly enjoy living with people. Wow, I thought to myself, I never truly thought of it that way.


I now can fully understand why I love connecting with people.


I have always loved ah ha moments in my life whether it is a bit of new knowledge, a wonderful book, thought provoking conversations or maybe a spiritual moment. But, when I can gain personal insight into something about me I become very elated.


The more I can find out about me, the better person I become. By becoming greater inside of me, I can expose my thoughts out to other people. The larger amount of people I can touch may help further their adventure. As we all raise our vibration of consciousness the planet becomes more peaceful. I’m just saying. LOL


So please take a look inside yourself, follow all bread crumbs in your thought process to see where it may take you. Who knows what ah ha moments you may uncover to pass along to others?


Oh, and for those interested, I currently have a roommate/boarder.


Peace and Love



About author

This article was written by Wayne Parker

Wayne is a co-founder of the popular online magazine, The Magic Happens: Humanity Thriving Out Loud. "The magazine works from the philosophy that human kind are not physical beings here to discover their spirituality but rather human kind are beings of spirit here to learn the joys of being physical and apply their spiritual nature to their physical experience. Thriving out loud means to live in joy where all can see and become a beacon of that joy so that others can follow on the path of unconditional love, inner freedom and personal magic. The Magic Happens seeks to present, through a variety of contributors, the idea that joyful living comes from an attitude of unconditional love for all of life rather then a life where nothing ever goes wrong. Life is challenging and each challenge we face each day is an opportunity to choose to push against what is or choose to accept and thrive through the experience."


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