Awakening, or enlightenment, is often shrouded in secrecy: those who have experienced it are few and, by almost all accounts, no longer the same type of human beings as those who have not. Since the experience and the awareness it imparts would be almost impossible to adequately communicate to others, few awakened people have even tried. This was also true for Yuan Tze who, for some time, spoke to no one about his transformation. As his wisdom grew and the state of the world deteriorated, he came to see the importance of sharing with the world what transpired for him. Although every awakening will be different and individual, it is a true possibility for each and every one of us. In the documentary The Middle Years Part 1 - Yuan Tze’s Awakening Yuan Tze for the first time ever shares his awakening journey with the world.