You come back from the mountain or the silent retreat or the conference:
You are a CHANGED man.
You see it all so clearly: how things were, and how they now will be.
Everything you do is infused with the shock of your new power: the way you brush your teeth, the way you put on your pants, the way you lift the lid of the frying pan.
You are now, finally, in the light.
You think back, shaking your head in amusement at the old stupors. Ah, to finally be free of all that, for your course to be gathered and clear, for your life to be one pure line of action.