What is Inspiration?
Inspiration can be anything you want and I believe it comes in many forms. We all receive it differently. It can be something you see, feel, touch, hear. It could be reading words from a book, something someone says to us, a piece of music,the way something looks, the way the light falls could make you see and feel something just for you in that moment, it could be an idea that comes to you whilst painting, drawing,writing, the people who love us.
I was inspired to write this post as I love being inspired and we all have people who inspire us in various ways and make us want to be better, we all have ideas that we are inspired and that we want to try. Often I am told that I am inspirational which is lovely to think that I inspire others. I inspire others with my words and my art. But this inspiration I receive is fed by many things. How wonderful it is to inspire each others minds with good things.
I am hugely inspired by the world around me and the people around me that love me. I am inspired by light and how it falls, the colours and textures around me and the way the wind moves the trees. I spend a lot of time in nature in the garden and walking as it inspires me to new things and my world always becomes a lot clearer and focused . Nature inspires me to relax and gather good energy and thoughts for my soul. Deeply and thoughtful listening makes me appreciate the world and it inspires me to create art and relish in beautiful moments, to not just live each day but to live in the moment.
Iv’e been inspired all week to simplify.
Simplify my life. In a world surrounded by things we can often feel cluttered. My inspirational thought came to me. De clutter and live simpler and inspiration will flourish in personal and work life. By clutter I this also means for me spending less time online, I only check my fb and emails a couple of times a day now and by doing this is has led me to be much in in the moment and focussed on what I am doing and not about what others are up to. De clutter our minds. I do really miss those days when we didn’t need fb. As great as it is, it is time to think about how much time this takes us away from our families and from our focus. Look at the people you love and really look at them, not half behind a screen of fb of someone elses news. What is really important?
Inspiration made me pick up a particular book very recently. Reading that book has been mindblowing. It answered questions I had, brought certain things in my life to focus, it was actually incredible and I just thought wow my body and mind are in tune to what I need. The words were meant for me. I honestly cannot believe the difference in my life from just giving myself some quiet time each day to think about that day and what I have done. By relaxing, listening and feeling my life has become more meaningful each day. When I feel this way I am more open to see. I see more around me and look at things differently and capture more with my camera and my heart. A camera is not needed for every moment but many moments are captured only by the heart.
If you want a more meaningful life with inspiration and thought do some listening and inspiration will come. Be open to receive.
We don’t have to wait for inspiration we need to invite it, there is no perfect time to receive it but doing a particular something such as a walk each day may help you to feel inspired, or write down ideas in a book, it may be listening to classical music, We all feel it differently. So have a think about what makes you feel inspired?
I’d love to know what inspires you and what things you do to invite inspiration?