The Japanese word “satori” translates to “instant awakening”.

It refers to when a realisation is immediate rather than gradual. It means change can happen straight away, like a lightbulb moment.

It’s that mantra that resonates so deeply it instantly changes how you think. That book you read that sparks instant ideas. The song with the lyrics that seem to speak to your soul. That piece of advice you receive that shocks you into awareness. The person you meet who inspires you immediately. That tough decision you make that instantly feels right.

Instant awakenings can be found everywhere, sometimes when we least expect them. The trick lies in being ready for their arrival and realising when they happen.