My mother put a spark of Brahmavidya in me from a very early age. As I started learning more, Vedantic knowledge answered all my questions about life and existence.
But life is all about the experience. So at an experiential level, what had the most profound impact on me was receiving my Deeksha (spiritual initiation) from Poojya Swamiji. Practicing Vedantic meditation helps me remain steadfast amidst the ups and downs of life. Although I am nowhere close to perfection, sitting with my eyes closed allows me to anchor my mind to that single truth and translate the theoretical knowledge to my interactional world.
Moreover, being a high-strung, anxious person, I always find a respite to cool my mind in Vedantic knowledge. In terms of how it has helped me personally and professionally, while it is tempting to list my material achievements, most importantly, it has opened my eyes to that subtle witness consciousness that exists beyond mere cognition that has enriched my every action and interaction.
It is not that my life changed magically overnight once I embarked on the Vedantic journey or that it makes me see the light at the end of the tunnel during every adversity. Truthfully, Brahmavidya made me realize the tunnel and the light at the end of it that I was looking for was a construct of my mind all along. And that realization, personally, was a game-changer.