Thursday, April 9, 2015

#A to Z Challenge: I is for Inspiration!


Today's 'heart things, heart strings' theme for the letter I in the A to Z challenge was going to be Intuition; however, Inspiration felt like it needed to be heard today! ;)

As per google, "inspiration" means "the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative." It also means "the drawing in of breath; inhalation" as in "inspire." The etymological root of the word on the other hand means "divine guidance."

Inspiration, I believe, is a gift from God or Spirit or whatever you call that. And a loving gift it is indeed, isn't it?

HOW are you inspired and/or what inspires you?

"Inspired Elly" by Roberto-Michael Kaplan

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  1. Inspiration is so important in life. Life would be dull without it!

    It Happens for a reason

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    1. I so agree: life would certainly be dull without inspiration. After all, what would we do with all the artists? Or perhaps there would be none and how sad that would be! ;) <3

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  2. My family history work inspires me. The more I work at it, the more I'm inspired.

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    1. That's cool and I can see how that could be. I would guess it would be similar to solving a mystery or a puzzle or perhaps even an Easter egg or treasure hunt where one clue leads to the next and so on. :) <3

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  3. Visualizing my goals inspire me. Thinking about the happiness I will experience if I achieve my goal, that is what pushes me forward :)

    It Happens For A Reason

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    1. That's awesome Swathi! :) It's great to have something to strive for. :) <3

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  4. I believe, inspiration is everywhere. Anything can inspire us, right from a word to a smile, a story, beauty around us, a challenge, nature, music.... the list is endless :)

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    1. I'm on the same page on this as you Shilpa! :) I think it could even be a negative experience or observation! ;) <3

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  5. That's a beautiful post! And I agree with Shilpa! Inspiration is everywhere..even in a child's innocent smile!

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    1. Your comment made me laugh as it's probably my shortest post! ;) Yes, inspiration is definitely everywhere, even in what we may consider ugly or negative. ;) <3

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  6. Inspiration comes easily sometimes and yet refuses to show up at others. Pretty fickle it is.

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    1. It certainly can be at times Tulika! ;) <3

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  7. We can find inspiration anywhere. Personally, I derive inspiration from good books and movies.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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    1. Yes, anywhere and everywhere is what I think. Great sources of inspiration Shanaya! :) <3

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  8. I agree that 'Inspiration' if a gift from God or Spirit. Lovely post :D
    You are welcome to check out my A-Z posts here: http://sundarivenkatraman.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thanks Sundari. :) And will check yours later... <3

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  9. I think inspiration can be found everywhere. And in different circumstances different things inspire me. Inspiration is a nice one for the letter I.

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    1. I totally agree with your statement Suzy, and also that different things under different circumstances inspire you. :) After all, if it was always from the same source, would it still be inspiration? And/or as exciting or interesting? ;) <3

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  10. I find inspiration in many places, Elly. Inside, outside, among friends and in the stillness of my heart. Such a wonderful thing, inspiration :)

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    1. Awesome: great to hear Shailaja! I especially love "...in the stillness of my heart." :) <3

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  11. Hey Elly love ur take on inspiration. For me, inspiration is beauty of small things around us, a place, joie de vivre of a child and simplicity of life:)

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    1. Sounds like wonderful things to be inspired by Ranveer. :) <3

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  12. There are inspirations, goals and dreams... without inspirations it's very difficult to go on. I try to be inspired by all the positive things around me.

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    1. Yes, what would we do if we weren't inspired? How boring and dull a world it would be! ;) <3

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