“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller
I measure the quality of my life by the quality of moments I have with myself, my loved ones, my colleagues, total strangers or with my experience of the world around me. I know for a fact that apart from knowledge, I need inspiration to thrive – in fact, I think that we all need inspiration. Inspiration kicks up an infusion of a sacred longing within me to expand myself and be more in tuned with what life is nudging me to do for my soul. Inspiration is often overlooked as a critical element of what propels a person from one action to another but those who pay attention will realize that inspiration awakens the senses to new possibilities which logic does not always agree with. I don’t go out of my way to look for inspiration but quite often, something catches my attention which resonates deeply within me and feels “true’ to my spirit.
During one of our adventures at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, we came across this globe. As soon as I saw it, I immediately thought, “I want to embrace this globe. It inspires me to keep up with my dream to travel the world.” This picture is now etched in my memory and is a visual to remind me of this longing in my soul which I need to continue to fulfill. By simply looking at this picture, I can feel new life being breathed into me as I am even more inspired now to travel to new places.
Inspiration cannot be explained but it can be felt. It is this ‘high’ that you get, this ‘extra beat’ in your heart when you see or hear something which moves you… this feeling that sometimes leaves you light-hearted, for in a split moment, your spirit connects effortlessly and beautifully to that ‘thing’ which you simply know from deep inside of you.
All of my life, since I was a child, I have always felt that I am a part of a great and wonderful universe. I never saw myself limited to the small island where I was born. Reading expanded my mind to new places, adventures and cultures. I was always up for the next trip, looked forward to talking to anyone at all and my curious mind wondered endlessly about how things and people evolved. The world and life in general remains a beautiful mystery to me and there are many places and wonders which I am longing to see and experience.
What pictures do you have which inspires you to expand yourself? What memories do you have of things you longed to do but have not been able to accomplish? Where do you find your inspiration to move towards your inner calling?
Tune in to those little things which makes your soul sing and makes you feel alive. Step up and pay attention to what inspires you… within this inspiration may be an answer you have been searching for.