Everybody grows through a combination of Kensho and Satori moments ~ Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith
Insightful Growth and Slow-Burn Growth
When we start to understand that all the changes in our life lead to growth, our perspective about life shifts. We stop resenting the low moments in our life and appreciate them and surpass them quicker.
We evolve. Growth is achieved through painful moments.
Let me explain the concept of Satori and Kensho moments. Vishen explains it very simply in his Be Extraordinary program: “Sometimes the Universe makes us grow through pain. These are called Kensho moments. They are moments of suffering or pain that lead to growth. On the other hand, we grow through an insight or aha moments and these are Satori moments”.
In my opinion, this is beautifully elaborated in the program that I’m doing at MindValley with Vishen Lakhiani. Vishen guided me through creating my own Satori and Kensho moments. He challenges us to do a ten-year timeline however I went further in my challenge and draw a timeline since I left my parents house to work.
I want to share a talk on this subject that Vishen Lakhiani gave. This short video explains it so clearly.
This concept idea gave me quite a few insightful thoughts and made me realise that how I took certain situations for granted and lingered in the pain of the moment.
Even though some moments in my life were challenging, they were all necessary for growth to happen and therefore progress to take place.
According to this model, the more you invest in your personal growth, the sooner the kensho moments start to dissipate and the Satori insights increase.
I truly believe that we all need to experience the highs and lows in our life’s journey. These moments are going to help us make our choices and develop our growth.
This concept is fascinating!
So when I look back on my timeline, I stopped at 2008 and reflected. Grab your own timeline and start journaling about certain areas of your life. Soon you will start to see growth everywhere.
I had a lovely Satori moment back in 2008 which soon after started to decline into Kensho. The Satori growth guided me into starting my first business with the help of a redundancy package. However, this started to decrease when I got prey to a huge scam and lost thousands in my venture, leading me to return to my boring 9 to 5. This lesson came my way to allow me to grow and it was very useful years after when I fired my boss.
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” ~
I believe that our life timeline is already carefully prepared for us so that we can learn valuable lessons and better guide us towards our true purpose in life. It might a specific “time” to reach enlightenment and alignment but don’t rush it and be patient. Ask what you desire and know that is coming.
I want to challenge you to create your own timeline. All you need is a piece of paper and a line in the middle of the Satori and Kensho moments. Then go and see where your ups and lows are. Finally don’t forget to journal and ask the question: What have I learnt from this experience?
Feel free to share your breakthroughs with me in the comments. I would love to see your own timelines and insightful moments.