Inspiration is all around us. It may feel as if there is a greater power working through you, something bigger than yourself. It’s hard to explain, it’s a feeling. A flash of brilliance that manifests from within. Inspiration seems to be a wild force that isn’t tame or controlled. I love the feeling so much that I challenge myself to find new ways to capture inspiration.
“When inspiration doesn’t come to me, I go halfway to meet it” -Sigmund Freud
One Sunday morning I decided to try a yoga class in my local park, it was drizzling lightly but nothing I wasn’t used to being an east coast girl. When I arrived, the yoga instructor explained the class was canceled and we should turn around and change our plans. In that moment I was still feeling like I needed my exercise fix and decided to do some yoga by myself. I knew enough to get me through a few minutes without following an instructor so I laid down my mat on the lawn and started practicing. After a few minutes some other “yogis” began to join me and we all took turns leading the group. There were about 6 people that stayed to enjoy an impromptu rainy yoga session. We all agreed that we gained some confidence and inspiration from guiding ourselves! Every person that participated stayed to talk, exchange names and ideas. One gentleman went to his car to grab some vegetables to share from his garden. Not only was I inspired by the kindness and openness of the people who stayed but that they were all receptive to the experience and enjoyed stretching in the light warm rain on a happy Sunday morning together.
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” Vincent van Gogh
What type of environment brings you inspiration? Do you find that a quiet day at a spa or meditating in a safe place brings you the spark of light you need? Or do you need more excitement to bring on feelings of creativity like skydiving or trying a new hobby. However you find inspiration, make sure it sends shivers down your spine or gives you goosebumps in the best of ways.
You may find it’s easiest to feel inspired when everything is going great, but how you choose to cope when things don’t go your way can also impact your inspiration and motivation. Rather than shutting down or giving up, find the good in the failure. If you were to interview the most successful people on earth, they all have failure stories to share but the difference is they didn’t give up. They learned from those setbacks. Failure is natural, finding the insight and inspiration to try again is what makes us happy and successful.
I get out there and do things that inspire me every single week so I can write it down or record a podcast to share with you. Sometimes I have writer’s block or can’t think of the right way to get my message out to the world. Luckily, we live in a world FULL OF INSPIRATION and beauty just waiting for you to notice. My passion is communicating and my inspiration is YOU. Thank you for the continued support.
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