Speaking of inspire, what or who inspires you? Do you inspire others?
The word “inspiration” means “breathing in”. To be inspired, you need to breathe in the energy of the Universe to expand your awareness of the world around you.
First it means you need to slow down and become aware of what or who is in your presence. If you don’t have this awareness, how can you feel inspired?
When you find inspiration, you can find fresh ideas to enhance your creativity and to simply live each day loving your life.
For instance, think about when you feel the most happy.
Whatever you are doing or who you’re with at these times, will give you a great indication of living within the meaning of inspire.
As I think of people who have inspired me or do to this day, they have certain qualities.
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the word lighthearted. If you didn’t read it, here’s the link:
People who inspire me are:
- Stay youthful by taking care of themselves physically
- Have a good attitude and mindset
- Integrity, they do what they say they will do. They’re honest.
- Have faith
- Move forward in life, despite what may be going on
- Follow their dreams
- Creativity, of whatever sort
What else can you think of?
Lorna comes to mind as a person who inspired me. She was our next door neighbor when we moved to Minnesota in 1992.
Therefore, she remained one of my favorite people to spend time with over the years.
She was wise, fun, well-read and very intelligent. Also, Lorna had seen and experienced so much in her over 105 years on this planet.
Her main lesson to living a life you love and to remain youthful, is your mindset.
” Having a positive mindset comes first in living a youthful life”, I heard her say often.
Next, is regular exercise and healthy nutrition. Up until about her 100th birthday, she also had a vodka or a glass of wine most evenings as well. When she needed heart medicine around this time, the doctor said no more alcohol.
Lorna is one of my role models for me to live a long, healthy, happy life. She passed away almost 3 months after he 105th birthday. I saw her a couple days before she passed.
The last thing she said to me was, “I will see you again one day. I’ll be waiting for you”.
Of course my parents inspire me.
They both valued and portrayed, all the things I mentioned above. I have been blessed to have the parents I was born with.
They were always great examples of love, faith and family, and have inspired me all of my life.
Something that keeps me moving and wanting to get up in the morning, is my purpose. “To live in joy and to inspire others to live in joy”.
As I coach people through individual coaching, my Women In The Glow Circle Groups, my Spiritual Vacation Retreats, and these articles I write each week, I inspire myself.
Consequently, a wonderful by-product, are the people I inspire.
Being creative, in whatever way, will inspire you. So, do more of whatever that is for you!
After my first Kauai Retreat, it became clear to me that one big reason I’m here on this planet, is to help others know what their gifts are. Then help them share their gifts in their lives, whatever that looks like for them.
We all have gifts. When you learn what yours are and begin to share them regularly, I guarantee you will live in happiness and joy more often than not.
As we each do this, we will be helping to raise the vibration of this planet, one person at a time.
So what or who is it that inspires you to get out of bed and share who you are?
My husband is an inspiring person. His creativity shines in his carpentry. He doesn’t take things so seriously that it affects his attitude.
I’ve found that by example, you can inspire others.
Each morning I have my personal practices that help me to find inspiration. I read from some inspirational books, draw angel cards and write in a gratitude journal every morning without fail.
What one thing will you do each day to help you find inspiration? Leave me a comment or send me an email with your personal practices you now do or what you will add in daily.
Here’s to finding your inspiration,