Inspiration comes in many forms.
Different things inspire different people, of course. People can find inspiration in any of the five senses. The taste of chocolate. A piece of music. The smell of fresh brewed coffee. Sunlight in your eyes. The feel of silk beneath your hands. That sense of comfort and love from those closest to you. Any of these alone or in combination can spark the imagination and inspire great things.
Inspiration has been personified throughout history. The Nine Muses of Greek antiquity, Calliope, Cleo, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, Melpomene, Urania, Erato, and Euterpe, for example. Each Muse was believed to provide inspiration to writers, artists, great leaders and the like. Even to this day we use the term “finding my muse” when we speak of a quest for inspiration.
What if, along the way, you become uninspired? What if you find it hard to be inspired? If those things that inspired you before no longer hold the magic they did, how can you be inspired?
Everyone and everything changes. Life today may be similar to life yesterday. And it might seem the same tomorrow. But every day is different. Sometimes this is subtle, such as sun or clouds and ambient temperature. Sometimes this is not, like an unexpected relationship or some tragic event. No matter what it is, life is never the same from day to day, even when it feels as though it is. As such, what inspires you now may not inspire you later.
Because inspiration can come in so many forms you can always find something new. A new stimulus to the senses can have a different effect on you, and awaken your desire to consciously create your reality.
Inspiration builds positivity.
Inspiration is how our world can be changed for the better. I has led to the design of monolithic architecture, sculpture, paintings, poetry and grand works of entertainment. George Lucas was inspired to created the Star War universe. It was inspiration that led Martin Luther King Jr. to declare to the world “I have a dream,” and Ghandi to seek independence for his nation.
Inspiration is not always so grand. Feeling inspired can be the reason you get out of bed in the morning. Inspiration can cause you to clean your home. You may find yourself inspired to ask that person out and begin a relationship. Inspiration is what leads you from one path in life to choose another.
We can always seek out and find inspiration. When we do, we can use this to find, create, and have a more positive, healthy attitude and life. Feeling inspired may at times seem elusive, but it is always out there, whether it finds you or you find it.
Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action.
Knowing that we can be found by inspiration or find inspiration of our own lets us awaken possibility. When we have inspiration, great or small, it can endow us with the ability to open ourselves to wholly new and different experiences, which helps us to empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.
This is the two-hundred and tenth entry of my Positivity series. It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone. Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.
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