We gave each other a united ewwww grimace.
“And that was it. I knew I was done.”
She left him because he left on his socks.
And she told him that. I can’t be with you. You make love with your socks on. I’m leaving. It’s all the reason I need.
Of course, that’s not the only reason she left. And she did him the service of filling in a few blanks.
Insight may come in a flash, but it’s the result of accumulated noticing – whether you notice it or not.
The ‘I just knew it’ moments in life are often triggered by little things. Annoyances, nuances, subtle incidentals – soft inklings so seemingly flip that we’re prone to discredit them.
Poo poo on that intensely intense but fleeting emotion – lovely or harsh.
Miff miff on that big vision that just cycled through your consciousness.
Pshaw on that white flash of passion–the lusty-love kind and the flare-of-rage kind.
But those spins and flashes and pangs are being felt because you’re ready to feel them – and they matter. The trick is to pay attention to them. Imagine sand streaming in an hour glass, each grain forming a pyramiding pile of sand. Until one grain punctuates the pile and the tall triangle collapses into a flatter triangle. It only takes one grain of awareness to shift everything.
Tipping point. Tipped.
Give credit to the small stuff you see and feel.
It might be a new possibility peeking through.
Danielle LaPorte is the outspoken creator of The Desire Map, author of The Fire Starter Sessions (Random House/Crown), and co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec and business strategist, she writes weekly at DanielleLaPorte.com, where over a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice — a site that’s been deemed “the best place on-line for kick-ass spirituality”, and was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes.