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Inspiration: Your Personal Mover and Shaker

Someone or something has inspired you at some time in your life. Perhaps it was a rousing speech, a breath-taking piece of art, music, poetry or prose, an act of kindness or heroism, a bonding with the wonder of Mother Nature. Any of it can be inspiring. As long as you are open to and looking for, inspiring things can be found anywhere.
It’s that overwhelming feeling of joy and satisfaction, of the desire to create or to teach. Inspiration puts a smile on your face, a bounce in your step and demands to be expressed. It just can’t be held in as you find you are animated to share your thoughts, ideas and feeling. You find yourself stimulated both mentally and physically.
Inspiration can be the source of a state of high creativity and activity. When one is inspired they are naturally, automatically, forced into action. Unsurprisingly, inspiration motivates.
Further, those who are inspired affect and sway others. There is a cosmic power associated with being inspired. Think of a time you were in the presents of the inspired. How did it make you feel? What did it make you want to do? Inspiration is contagious
Much like being in love, being inspired is equally as difficult to define and explain. Still it is under our control. We can choose to put ourselves in a willingness to be inspired.
Personally, I am inspired by almost anything that flies. If it is on the wing, to me, it is a thing of beauty and grace, at one with nature, in control of its surroundings. It brings me to the high state of desire, creativity, joy and yearning. It’s difficult to use mere words to express the feeling.
For instance, when I picture a large bird effortlessly riding the wind currents, banking and swooping, dipping and rising, I am inspired. When I see an airplane leaving a contrail 7 miles high I am awed by its ability to magnificently dominate the air.  Once I’ve captured that feeling I can turn to any task I wish to undertake and transfer the feeling with gusto.
How about your? Is there just one thing that grabs you, moves you and inspires you? Something that gets your juices flowing that you can use to inspire yourself at will? Rather than waiting for inspiration to find you, cause it to happen at will. Put yourself in a state of inspiration by design and let it spill into any area in which you need to be enthused.
I think this is a nifty little tool. Give it a try and see if you can’t make it work for you.
Who or what inspires you?
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“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
~Eleanor Roosevelt
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
~Jack London
Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.
~Pablo Picasso
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
~John Muir
Don’t expect a miracle from the minimum.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
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Rick Lelchuk

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