you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary
project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind
transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in
every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and
Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and
you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than
you ever dreamed yourself to be.
people spend much of their lives waiting for inspiration,
hoping that it will hit them and cause them to create
something magnificent or marvelous that will bring them
fame, fortune, and/or great satisfaction. What they
don't realize, though, is that people find inspiration
through hard work, exploration, experimentation and
effort. Inspiration doesn't just come to us out of
the clear blue sky; we invite it into our lives by taking
on tasks and jobs that we may not be sure are right for
us, then doing our best at them and finding a new source
of spark in our lives.
aren't usually inspired to find a great purpose; rather,
we need to identify a great purpose that feels right to us
and get to working on it. Inspiration comes later,
as we work. Inspiration comes from inside of us, not
from outside, and we have to do something to pull it out.
That often involves taking risks in many different areas
of our lives. How many people won't leave a job to
find one that inspires them more because they're
comfortable in their current job, or because the bills
need to be paid and it's too big of a risk to lose the
income for a certain period of time? In such cases,
we may spend most of our lives waiting futilely for
inspiration to come around.
don't have to leave our jobs to be inspired, of
course. But we do have to reach out in new
directions and try different things if we're to trigger
new thoughts and ideas and responses in our minds.
We can find inspiration in hobbies, arts, volunteer work,
visiting new place, reading, taking classes, or many other
different places. But the key is that we have to
uncover it. A buried treasure won't just appear
before us--it has to be dug up, unless there's a huge
flood or an earthquake to uncover it. But the floods
and earthquakes are very rare and unpredictable--and we
all have access to shovels.