Estimated reading time: 7 minute(s)
There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. One of the greatest joys of life is the power of the creative mind.
This is the ability of the human being to envision, eat, sleep and drink an idea and then go to work to make it concrete reality. Thatâ€™s inspiration! And when that idea serves, enlightens and elevates others that is even more powerful.
Inspiration comes from bringing ideas into fruition and using what you have been blessed with to serve others everyday starting with your family and beyond. Life feeds death and death feeds life. When we take the time to give a good word or perform a good deed for someone who is down (dead in energy) then it feeds us when they are elevated. They can do the same for us when we go through difficulties. It is like a covalent bondâ€“the sharing of atoms.
What was the last meal you ate today? Was it fast food or something of substance?Â Liken unto that, the food that our Will must feed off of is desire. Our Will sometimes can look like unexercised muscles that no longer react swiftly to the commands of our brain cells. Likewise, without desire our Will becomes broken, dysfunctional and we become uninspired. How hungry are you right now?
A great book says â€œMan only gets what he strives for and soon his striving will be seenâ€. Where is your hunger?Â You wouldnâ€™t put regular unleaded gas in your Â Lexus or Maybach so why are we feeding our Will mediocre thoughts?
I honestly do not celebrate Valentineâ€™s Day but when I was in high school I would get â€œhiredâ€ by my friends to draw original V-day cards for their mates, which they noticed for some reason had more of an impact than going out and buying something extravagant. There is power in simplicity and showing you care cannot be limited to one commercialized day of the year.Â My point is that love is not something that you talk but itâ€™s something that you show. Love is an action verb.Â You canâ€™t love anyone if you donâ€™t first love yourself.
Do you love yourself enough to take care of your temple (body)? Do you feed your mind properly? Do I love you enough to tell you the truth even if it hurts your feelings? Do I love you enough to serve you? Do I love you enough to help you be the best you?Â Love is duty and responsibility, not feeling and emotion.
Lastly, I once read that there is a lesson in everything in creation for those who are mindful or pay attention. We can even draw inspiration from something as small as an ant or bee if we would study it. However, we have to humble ourselves to see the value in others and things that are around us.
Be inspired. Be the change.