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Have you ever had that moment when you are in a current situation, usually a good one, but can be a bad situation, too, when you ask yourself the question, "How did I get here?" What is that moment, or phenomena, called?

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    Epiphany: a sudden realization. – Mitch Jan 29 at 15:55
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    @Mitch I usually associate epiphany with a realization in the form of a better understanding about something, not a realization that I know less than I thought I did. – Jim Jan 29 at 21:23
  • @Jim There is so little to go on here that epiphany is about as good as it gets. – Mitch Jan 29 at 21:25
  • I’d say you were struck by the thought that you had no idea how you got there. – Jim Jan 29 at 21:32
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It might be a moment of stupefaction, the state of being stupefied.

A person is stupefied when they are shocked, amazed, dumbfounded or overwhelmed. If the shock arises from the circumstances in which one finds oneself, then introspective reflection and a sense of wonder may ensue.

Consider whether the emotion described in the original post might overcome the person in the example Merriam-Webster gives for stupefaction:

"Upon hearing the diagnosis of cancer, she just sat there in total stupefaction."

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