Inspiration

“Inspiration is evoked spontaneously and without intention by something– whether it’s an idea that comes from within, an inspiring person such as a role model, or a divine revelation. Inspiration matters. Inspiration allows us to transcend our ordinary experiences and limitations and is a strong driver of the attainment of our goals, productivity, creativity, and well-being. Inspiration transforms a person from experiencing a culture of apathy to experiencing a world of possibility. This all happens without any shift in ability or skill, and in fact, propels the level of ability that the person thought they were capable.”

Scott Kaufman

 

We can be inspired in and through so many everyday things: a sunrise, a passing conversation, a song, a picture, a tweet . . . the list could go on forever. The effect of inspiration is as unique as we are.

Webster defines inspiration in three views: a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation; the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions; the act of influencing or suggesting opinions.

Stories connect our lives to others, especially those found in the Gospels. Pictures can transport us to different times of life and represent so many different elements of our life.  Songs can trigger a wave of visual images that become cinematic scenes.  What is important is finding those things that inspire you to be the best version of what you were created to be.