μετάνοια - metá·noia
after · to perceive
(n.) a fundamental & intentional change in an individual's life
With this word I would like to emphasise the non-religious aspect of its meaning.
Sometimes people have the need to change their life drastically for the better. Maybe because of the dead of a loved one, one's own health or something like that.
This word really fits the process of setting a new mindset and/or change of one's path.
And it also has a nice ring to it by the way.
Did you ever really radically change your outlook or way of life? Did you experience the state of metánoia?
I would really like to know!