Kieran Preissler

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what tragedy you've faced before that has given you a new meaning of life?

When i was 3 years old, my mother and I were in a car accident. Something about a rocking chair in the road, that's what I've been told. I was the only survivor. My dad said I was in and out of conciseness for about a month. I recovered to the point of being a "normal" 5 year-old, Although it was a tremendous loss to me, it has forever changed my life for the better. Losing my mom was terrible and I've spent countless hours crying my eyes out, but I feel as though i was saved for a purpose. I am a healthy 18 year-old now, going off to college in a few months. And I've incorporated many friends of my mom's and mine into my "family". I consider them family. If I were given the choice to change the past and save my mom, I wouldn't. I have been blessed with life and I know its value now. Has anyone else had an experience like mine?

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    Jan 26 2012: Wow! Thank you for sharing, you have a great point of view of the life.

    I thought mine was my motorbike accident, but I had a harder one few years later.

    I just felt dead, what in Mexico is call 'subírsete el muerto' (the dead man on you). It is the most frightening sensation I have ever had. I couldn't move, I couldn't feel, I just could see. I thought that was death. This was consequence of some coaching sessions I am still recovering.

    Most I have learned since then is what I spread in my site. There is always something good from bad.
  • Feb 1 2012: Wow, I don't know what to say, but I am glad that you could move on with your life.

    I had a life changing experience when i was around 18 yeas old. I suddenly realised that my life is meaningless. Now don't get me wrong, before this realisation I've had everything, I had a beautiful and loving girlfriend, success followed my endevors and I was looking to a bright future.
    Unfortunatelly, I sank into deep apathy as I saw no point in life's troubles. I spent about 5-7 months in hell, literally. It was simply unbearable to exist.

    Later I have realised, that it was due to my desires, and had to recognise that my desires will never fulfill me. So actually spirituality was my saviour as well as my new orientation in life.

    Since then, (I'm 21 now) I can gladly report that I see meaning in life again and also beauty. I am working every day to be kinder and more loving towards everything. And actually I have great mental clarity which I very much enjoy.

    Thanks for asking.

    God bless you and all of your efforts,