The Inspiration Process

I do my best to live a life filled with inspiration. I am often surprised by how much work this requires. It is surprising how easy it is to take things for granted. It is also surprising how much humility inspiration requires. Inspiration’s more obvious qualities are creativity and awareness, but recently I have found that, for me, humility is necessary.

Humility or a lack of self importance plays a significant role in my ability to be inspired because it makes room for the appreciation of things that do not originate from me. The ability to appreciate things that do not start or end with self creates a view that is free of judgment, confinement, and expectation.

When I maintain a humble few of the world and do not locate from “I” and “me,” inspiration is usually in abundance. Moving through the world without expectation reduces the need to categorize things as good or bad. Once things just are, their qualities are more easily enjoyed because there is no “should” with regards to interaction or perception.

All of this sounds deceptively simple. It is really hard to not locate from “me”. It is really hard to stay in a place without “good” and “bad”. It takes a lot of work to get to that place where things just exist. It takes an incredible amount of concentration and focus on the now. It is hard work. Who knew it would be so challenging to live an inspired life?

The good news is that it is worth the effort. Every bit of inspiration makes the next step in my journey clearer, the future brighter, and my resolve stronger. Being inspired helps make each of my days better than the one before.

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Posted on 16 Apr 2016 08:57

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