“Behave so that your own actions inspire and encourage you.” – Nick Vujicic
Inspiration (a sense of enthusiasm that ignites a pleasant and strange flame in the soul), we often find, both in ordinary people who do extraordinary things and in the environment that surrounds us – in literature, music, sports, nature.
We appreciate when someone has the ability and the desire to be selfless, creative, innovative or just dare to be different. Inspiration comes through those moments when we see true, pure human virtue.
This is an emotional experience that occurs when we encounter an exceptional ability or competence in some activity that encourages us to be better.
There are many examples of such personalities – spiritual teachers, writers, artists, and athletes. The beautiful thing about this kind of inspiration is this “ordinary” part.
Inspiration can exist in many forms. There is no single way to make every person inspired. This is because we are all different and excited about different things.
Some people get inspired by the books they read, by music, while others find inspiration in nature, fascinated by some magical sunset or spectacular landscape.
Some find inspiration through affirmations or positive speaking, in physical activity, even deadlines for completing a task or project can have a motivating effect. Many artists create their most magnificent and brilliant works inspired by dreams, sadness, inner pain, even severe depressions.
WHAT GIVE US INSPIRATION?
A Sense Of Purpose – this is more than just a desire to achieve an intention. It’s a feeling that helps us connect with something bigger than ourselves, that fills us with excitement and makes us feel alive. We have a reason to live, led by an inspiring vision. We feel active, ready to take action and achieve this goal.
Gratitude And Respect – when we experience the miracle and pleasure of an inspiring event or a remarkable achievement, we feel grateful for the opportunity. When we embrace inspiration as a gift, it takes our attention away from the problems and helps us focus on what we admire and respect.
Vitality – the feeling of energy and high spirits can be the result of inspiration. This gives us the motivation, strength and willing to take action.
Strength – when we are truly inspired by the extraordinary feats and vastness of human potential, we can experience a sense of respect and admiration that will change the way we look at the world around us. This inspiration can also be a reason for a major change in our lives. This is really a powerful force because it allows us to broaden our perspective on what is possible, it motivates us to take real action, to do more, to be more.
HOW TO FIND INSPIRATION?
Create Your Own Plan – maybe you have a big goal or want to change some aspect of your life? Write down everything you want to do – big goals and small steps, tasks and all details. Each time you mark something done, you will feel satisfaction and enthusiasm. Each time you mark something done, you will feel satisfaction and enthusiasm. Seeing your plan on paper will make it easier for you to stay focused.
Separation From Routine – to find inspiration, you must think and act outside the box. Give yourself a day (or at least a few hours) when almost everything you do will be different from your normal daily life: choose a different route to your workplace, listen to new music, eat unusual foods, visit an interesting store, challenge yourself by trying a new environment. By expanding your perspectives to new incentives, you also expand your creativity.
Music – the connection between music, intelligence and creativity are well established. For example, listening to a Mozart Sonata temporarily increases spatial intelligence (it has the function to implement orientation in space, to evaluate the spatial relations between objects, as well as the possibilities of handling them). Discover your stimulating, enjoyable tunes that relax your mind.
Exercise And Movement – Studies show that physical activity stimulates the brain by creating new neurons in the brain’s hippocampus. Physical exercise helps us calm our mind, provoking new patterns of thinking.
More Time In Nature – take more walks, visit new beautiful places and enjoy the sounds, colors and scents around you.
Positive Attitude – get rid of all negative thoughts and the question “what will happen if…”. If the thinking process (the attitude) “is not that something will not work out the way you want”, then you may be a happier person.
Of course, there are still many options for creating and developing inspiration – just find your own way, one that fills you with positive energy, enthusiasm and joy. Be brave and curious, try new things and believe in your own potential.
Joseph Campbell, American Professor, author, editor, and speaker, says: “Follow your inspiration and the universe will open doors for you where walls used to be!“