Finding Inspiration

For a couple weeks I have been thinking about things that inspire me and the power of inspiration in life.  Inspiration can carry the weaker of teams to victory in sports.  It can lead an army to victory over a much more powerful foe.  Being inspired can enable the simplest of people to climb to the pinnacle of success.

But what is it that inspires?  It could be a photo, a romantic story, a team victory or any number of events that cause us to take action.  Many times inspiration is found in an unexpected or tragic event or death.  However one finds inspiration it is a very powerful force and should be sought after.

 

My friends Stephen and Wendy inspired me with this lawn flag!! DREAM BIG!!

My question for you: are you inspired?  Do you take time to look for inspiration?  Sometimes inspiration happens unexpectedly, but were you aware that you can exercise your ability to be inspired?  What I mean is you can put into practice habits that will give you a better opportunity to find and stay inspired!

Habits that will help you stay inspired:

  1. Meditation/Prayer
  2. Reading inspirational quotes and writings
  3. Outdoor exercising
  4. Practice being Open-Minded
  5. Practice being an inspiration to others
  6. Experiencing new activities
  7. Nature walks
  8. Practice patience
  9. Sit and watch

 

Often times I find people sit and wait for inspiration to find them.  And this works effectively in certain moments, although it can take up considerable time.  But many times we need to stop and examine our lives to see what we can do differently to change our situation and encourage more inspirational occurrences.   And when we do this we change our perspective which, in turn, opens our eyes to an entirely new world.  It is only when you “make the familiar strange and the strange familiar” that one can find inspiration where once it was not found.

Each and every day I try to look at life from a new vantage point, to not make assumptions or have predetermined opinions or expectations.  To let life unfold before me and appreciate it as it does.  Don’t rush through life, because you just might miss your inspiration!

 

Big Dreamer

 

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16 thoughts on “Finding Inspiration

  1. I really enjoyed reading this post. It made me very excited for my summer break because your list of habits are the things I enjoy most about summer. I need to be able to find ways to incorporate these into my school year routine more frequently.

  2. Thanks for the article, I’m feeling pretty inspired 😀 Hımm ,Also, every verse in Quran inspires me,for example ; Say, “He is Allah , [who is] One,Allah , the Eternal Refuge.He neither begets nor is born,Nor is there to Him any equivalent.” (112:1-4)

    And ; For indeed, with hardship will be ease. Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease. So when you have finished [your duties], then stand up [for worship] And to your Lord direct [your] longing. [Qur’an 94:5-8]

    1. My favorite stillness exercise is cloud watching. It truly helps me get centered and relaxed. Plus it clears my mind and puts life in proper perspective. Thank you for reading!

  3. I read the post with so much passion. Every word rang a bell, dropped a thought and encouraged something in me. While I look for inspiration in other places, I have gotten the foundation in reading this piece.

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