What is Pivotal Moments, and who is it for?
“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation” ― Henry David Thoreau
Pivotal is your source of ideas on personal change for sensitive souls.
Those who feel they have not grown or who made a wrong turn somewhere in life.
Those who don’t quite fit in.
Those who can’t believe in their own potential
Those who aim for modest greatness.
Those who find it hard to see the light in themselves and are too afraid to let it out.
It’s advice for the anxious, alone, and the feeling stuck.
What does it mean to thrive?
Although it may obvious, the answer to this question is still vague.
To me thriving is not about materialistic growth of accumulation.
It’s not about getting that more expensive care, upgrading to a bigger house.
I’m not against these things but I see them as more of a lifestyle choice, a side effect of another form of growth.
The growth I want to talk about, the growth I want is more a psychological and spiritual one.
It’s about feeling less afraid, less alienated, separate and worthless.
It’s about increasing your capabilities by learning new skills, gaining new knowledge. So that you can help others and make a bigger impact upon this world.
Thriving is about being more able to make a difference, making a contribution.
Also it’s a better understanding of oneself so that you know in which way you can help others the most and without doing harm.
Authenticity, living a life that is your own and n bit someone else’s.
To grow is to face your fears and expand your horizons.
- Coping with the stresses of the world
- Maintaining health
- Developing useful skills
- Making connections with others
- Helping others
- Addressing you own neuroses and hangups
- Making all this sustainable
Thriving is about change, a metamorphosis, like the caterpillar into the butterfly.
A transformative prices where we realise our potential, discover our purpose and find the answers we need.
Thriving is about increasing our personal power. Our capability, influence, and wisdom so we can find live a happier life and help other live theirs.
Power is often seen a dirty word, a corruption of our noble selves into something that causes harm to other. But when you look at what a compassionate, smart or generous individual can do with their power. You realise it’s more complicated than a simple good vs evil dichotomy.
Power, and thriving are what all organisms live for.
What do I offer.
I want to help you clarify your thoughts, help you when you falter and guide you to your dreams. In short, i’m here to help you write your own hero origin story.
This endeavor then is about learning how to live well, and to look back with few regrets.
What are pivotal moments?
“Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.” ~Alan Watts
Pivotal moment are those special moments in your life. Those epiphanies you have about the world and yourself.
Those amazing our exquisite moments when you give up long held ideas belief, about who should be and start embrace who and what could be (Pure clarity).
Those moments when you feel connect to life, the world around you (Pure bliss).
Moments of revelation, surrender, transition and reflection.
Moments of loss when you give up on something or say goodbye.
Moments of power when you overcome a problem and realise you have become more than you thought you could be.
Moments of escape and freedom (Cartharsis).
They redefine and reaffirm your place in the world. They signify a place between two worlds. The known and unknown, what was and hat is to come.
What’s happens is a change in awareness and understanding.
Who is the person behind Pivotal Moments?
Looking back I have long been an outcast. My introverted nature that moved into shyness meant I was always at the periphery of things.
I remember when I was in my late 20 s. I said to myself
‘So I am expected to get a steady job get married, have kids. Work my ass off. Then once at retirement only then can I do what I have always wanted to do.’ I coulnd’t live like that.
I never wanted to work in a cubicle like some kind of drone. Or slave away at a job I despised, with a life devoid of meaning.
It’s not that I wanted more than this. I wanted different than this. But I didn’t know what or where to turn to.
In 2003 suffering illness and isolation I dedicated myself to learning how to live a better life.
This blog is a collection of all that I have learned. It’s the advice I would give to my younger self. The knowledge I wish I had known growing up.
How do I contact you?
Look now further than here.
My Business Email Address is
richard [at] pivotalmoments [dot] info