Epiphany is defined by Webster’s as a “sudden insight into the reality or essential meaning of something.”
“But my favorite part of the definition,” says psychotherapist Ann Jauregui, “tells us that the revelation is usually brought on by some simple, homely, or commonplace experience. Something big is occasioned by something little, something easily missed. And it unfolds from there – sometimes as a flash, sometimes in exquisite slow motion – out of conventional time and space and language. ‘Look at this,’ you whisper as you see something about the universe you’ve never seen before. ‘And look at this,’ you whisper too, seeing yourself seeing it. The universe is bigger than it was a minute ago, and so are you.” Join this conversation. What are these sudden, palpable truths we call epiphanies? And – living in this time of great urgency – how can we make use of them when they arrive, bringing an insight that feels at once revelatory and familiar?
Epiphanies: Where Science and Miracles Meet
by Ann Jauregui, Ph.D