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What Is Inspiration
As I sit here wondering what to write about, I suddenly felt inspired to talk to you about inspiration. It was like a lightening bolt out of the blue, then the thought was there. Does it surprise you how amazing that is?
Where did these seemingly un-thought thoughts come from? To go from sitting with no idea in my head about what to write, to a complete revelation of the way forward is fantastic to me. Life never ceases to amaze me, and I am in awe of where it leads me.
These times of inspiration allow me to feel supported, and to trust that there is more in the world than just me. Something is working with me. The spirit aspect of us that is always present although never known, seems to act more on our lives than we give it credit for.
Inspiration does not always seem to be available to us, usually because our minds are full of to much noise and distractions. It can seem challenging to think clearly never mind feel inspired. Most of the great philosophers and inventors were inspired during quiet times.
Many eureka moments come when we are in the bath, having a massage or relaxing in other ways. Most of the time, the common factor is the mind is quiet. What is it that works within us to bring inspiration? Is it our innate knowledge that comes through because we are listening? Is it a higher power guiding us? Or is it something we thought up?
I know for myself that the times I have felt inspired there was not a thought process that brought me the inspiration that I received. It was just there; without me having given it any thought. I believe that inspiration is what happens when we are present to life.
Instead of being something weird and wonderful, I believe it is our natural way of being. When we practice mindfulness and meditation, inspiration is the norm. It manifests as being more able to hear inner guidance, receive answers to questions, and taking inspired actions.
The more open we are, and the less caught up in our thoughts, anxieties and stress we are, the more able we are to function from a place of inspiration. Perhaps when you are struggling, step back from your situation and let it go. Do something that takes your mind off things, and let yourself relax. You may be surprised that you get just what you need by letting go in this way.
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