I love inspiration, being inspired, inspiring others and being an inspiration.
The word inspiration gets banded about quite a bit, so here is the definition:
- Fill someone with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
- Create a feeling, especially a positive one in a person.
- (Inspire someone with) animate someone with a feeling.
- Give rise to.
- Breathe in (air); inhale.
And I love the succinct definition my coach Karen gave me:
“Inspire is to breathe divine life into; to motivate action or a positive feeling in another person. Filling someone with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.”
That is what I live for; to inspire myself first (not always the case and I still often forget) and then others.
Image credit: Emma Paillex
Where Dolphins Dance
The work starts
As soon as you open your eyes in the
Hopefully you got
Some good rest last night.
Why go into the city or the fields
Without first kissing
Who always stands at your door?
It takes only a second.
Habits are human nature –
Why not create some that will mint
Your arms are violin bows
I have become very conscious upon
Whom we all play.
Thus my eyes have filled with warm
Soft oceans of divine music
Where jeweled dolphins dance
Then leap into this
your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
Baby Groot’s body is tiny, yet he is fierce and his spirit is so much bigger than his physical form.
Whatever is going on with your body today remember your spirit is unlimited. How does it feel to breathe into that space for a moment. And relax.