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I am trying to find a common expression of saying that my eyes have opened after something has happened in my life.

For an example: I have moved to another country, learned many things about people, their approaches to living, points of view and so forth. And this experience has opened my eyes/mind widely so I have changed my world view...

Could you please share some common ways of saying this?

Thanks in advance.

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    you have been enlightened. You have had an epiphany. – Jim Dec 26 '16 at 16:24
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    @Jim thanks for the suggestion. My I ask to use these two words with a couple of examples as an answer which I could accept? – Emil Gurbanov Dec 26 '16 at 16:37
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The experience/thing/event was an eyeopener.

  1. Something surprising and revealing

-- WordWeb Online

  • Yes. this expression exactly describes what I want. Thanks. – Emil Gurbanov Dec 26 '16 at 17:22
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How about life-changing OR life-changing experience? Both are common ways in English of capturing your desired sense.

OD:

life-changing: having such a strong effect that it changes one's life

Your example:

I have moved to another country, learned many things about people, their approaches to living, points of view and so forth. And this experience has opened my eyes/mind widely so I have changed my world view... It's been life-changing OR a life-changing experience.

Life-changing experiences are by their very nature eye-opening.

Life-altering means the same thing in your context.

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