Something might feel amazing in the moment.
Something else might feel liberating.
Something else might feel unbearable.
And something else might feel infuriating.
No matter the feeling, when you look back at the moment sufficiently later in time (the stronger the initial feeling, the longer the necessary time), it’s always with a smile.
Most days, the feelings you experience are similar to feelings you’ve experienced before. They’re small variations on these past feelings.
Such feelings are very valuable. They give life meaning.
However, every once in a while, there comes a day when you experience a feeling that you haven’t experienced before. The feeling isn’t a variation of an earlier feeling but something completely new.
Such feelings, whether positive or negative in the moment, expand your mind and offer a new way of looking at and thinking about the world. They are life defining.