Looking for inspiration… look no further

We all seek inspiration, though it  can often feel like something that comes and goes. Inspiration is the process of being mentally stimulated to do, or feel something, especially creative, such as ‘moments of flashes of inspiration’.

Yet there is also inspiration that comes from a greater sense, inspiration that is deep within us. Sometimes inspiration can come along like a flash out the blue, a deep knowing and motivation that something is to be completed, aimed for or achieved. Inspiration, may not necessarily have an end goal, though gives a sense of greater awareness and opening of one’s mind and soul. Providing a sense of expansion about life, other than what may constitute to our normal day to day routine. Moments of inspiration serve and guide us.

Yet inspiration is not so far away, often when rested and refreshed, a new way of seeing something can inspire and shed light. Rather than struggling, or searching for things, try to let go.  You maybe surprised, inspiration may come along by simply reading a story, someone talking to you on the bus, or even watching the news. Watching the 100 year old man on Channel 4 news this evening, left me full of inspiration, by simply hearing that he attributes life’s success to “eating ginger curry, cups of tea and being happy”.

Inspiration is simple and authentic, which cannot be mimicked. It comes along when least expected, without grasping. Inspiration is not so far away from us, either internally or externally. Are you open to inspiration? What are you seeking in life? How are you viewing life?  Are you able to be inspired by your neighbour? Your family? Inspiration in simple day to day life is evident…. just look and see. As Rumi says “what you seek is seeking you”. See that inspiration is everywhere.

Here are some quotes from the very inspirational 100 year marathon runner Mr Fauja Singh

“The secret to a long and healthy life is to be stress-free.”

“If there’s something you can’t change then why worry about it?”

“Be grateful for everything you have, stay away from people who are negative, stay smiling and keep running.”