"Life is a series of rude awakenings.
If they're not rude, we tend not to awaken."
Shaykh Nuh quoted this in a talk once. Beautiful. How often is it the case that the greatest wali of Allah was once lost in ignorance and some particularly disgusting act brought about within him repulsion so strong that he turned to Allah broken-hearted, renounced his ways, gave up that which displeases Allah, and turned to Him penetant and obedient.