Likely, you’ve felt inspired at least once or twice in your life. Inspired to take action, to change something, to create, or to move. Inspiration is a feeling of remarkable clarity, joy, and life internal.
What does “inspire” mean?
The prefix in-, into, and -spire, breathe, together means to breathe into. In Sanskrit, breath is called prana, which literally means ‘life force.’ When you put that together, inspire means to breathe in life force.
Life force breaks down as that which moves life. Force does not signify stagnancy or staying still. It signifies motivation, stimulation, and exaltation.
Inspire means breathing in life force, which signifies enlivening and reawakening life within you.
How can you tap into inspiration at any second?
First, see how the world is moving forward.
The sun will come out tomorrow. I’m serious. Even if you can’t see it because it is hidden by some clouds, they too shall pass. That is a sign of natural life force. Get on board and revel in this magical fact of life. How inspiring is that?
Two, witness others living their inspiration.
I’ll let you in on a little secret. When I’m not inspired, I can’t write these blog posts. A spirit, a life force, has to move through me so that I can type these words. I swear last night I had no idea what I was going to write about. Then I woke up this morning and felt compelled to write this. I believe that a life force moves through me to inspire others.
We say artists, athletes, entertainers, inventors are inspiring because a life force is living through them to create wonders. You are alive–a life force is moving through you! That force isn’t there to invent the light bulb (sorry, it’s been done), but it is there for something. Watch others to know that that life force is in you for a purpose.
Three, just breathe.
Think about breathing in life force right now–every time you inhale. In other words, focus awareness on your breath and see how divine (meaning life) energy is coursing through you. You, and you alone, have the power to inspire yourself–to move, to create, to change, to live your fullest life. You can inspire yourself in every second.