Be your own Inspiration!

Inspiration is a driving force that propels one to achieve goals and dreams. It is the first step to attaining those things in life that one’s heart truly desires. An inspired person is full of positive passion and energy that makes everything possible. Inspiration is the foundation of success, achievement and ultimately fulfillment. It thus leads to Joy, Bliss and Everlasting Happiness.

Most of us wait for inspiration to find us. In reality, we must find our own inspiration. Inspiration is different for different people. What inspires me might not inspire you and vice versa. Some may find inspiration hiding amidst the serenity of nature, for some inspiration lingers in being alone and in silence and some others may find inspiration while doing things they are passionate about. But, in the end, Inspiration has to come from within. One must inspire oneself. Yes, there can be a stimulus; like a suitable environment or setting, but until we allow it to inspire us we cannot be inspired. No one else can give us inspiration. A person could be inspiring but we need to extract the inspiration and rekindle it within us. We can draw inspiration but no one can force inspiration in us.

Let’s take an example: A friend recommends you to attend a talk/seminar by a famous and noted Inspirational speaker. Your friend claims to have achieved great inspiration and thus attain success by listening to this speaker. Even though you are not convinced, you agree to accompany your friend for one of the talks. As the talk starts you are reluctant and your mind is running somewhere else. Even though you hear the person talk you do not allow the words to assimilate and make sense in your head. The speaker’s words fall deaf on your ignorant ears. As time passes you really begin to listen, you start understanding the meaning behind the words and you begin to get inspired. The words start inspiring you. This is only possible because you allow the words to enter your mind. So, as long as you remain shut no one or nothing can inspire you. But, as soon as you let the words to knowingly enter your head, because YOU want to, they DO INSPIRE YOU!

So be your own Inspiration! Open up to the possibilities around you, open your mind to the environment around you and find inspiration within. Inspire yourself everyday to achieve your goals and reach for your dreams. Inspiration will fill you with positivity, confidence and courage… Be Inspired!

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Are you truly living your life?

Have you ever observed people around you when you get stuck in traffic on some road? You will see them either honking continuously or anxiously looking at their watches. The moment the traffic signal goes green, they vroom past one another in an effort to reach the destination. The destination may be a school, college, organization or own business firm.  

The ultimate aim of this hastening is to earn money and gathering material possessions. This continues all through their life. They run, run, run and run and vroom past one another collecting as much wealth as possible. They build houses, and buy properties and other valuables.

But they don’t realize that life is a journey that will soon come to an end. Instead of enjoying life, they go after material possessions. In the end, they will have numerous material possessions but their life would be over.

I am not saying we don’t need material possessions. Of course you need money and other worldly pleasures. But of what use is it if we don’t spend this money to live a happy life? Of what use is it to exchange the one eternal treasure with temporary treasures? Of what use it is to exchange our life with things that will ultimately not be ours? Let us learn to live by making the best of this eternal treasure.

I am sure next time when you get caught in traffic, you will remember this thought.

 

In the pursuit of acquiring Treasures, we lose the ONE treasure that we truly possess – Life. Let us not lose Life in the wild pursuit of other things ~ RVM

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Little things matter!

How many of you truly enjoy your morning coffee? Each time when you sip it, do you feel happiness brewing inside you? I feel it. Each sip gives me a high. But alas! I have seen many people, even while having their morning coffee, would be thinking about their business deals or office or watching news on the television.

Having morning coffee is a little thing. But once you stop enjoying little things like this, you actually stop enjoying the journey called life. Many of us are so busy craving for the bigger things in life that we forget to enjoy the smaller ones. Continue reading

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Forget about the past and future, live in the present!

I have come across a lot of people dwelling in the past. They carry the burden of their past. Be it the death of someone close to them or some breakdown in life, they always think about those things that made them unhappy, miserable and sad in the past. They have made their life an extension of the past. Are you one among them? Do you carry the burden of your past?

Similarly, I have seen people living a life of misery and anxiety; it may be about a job; it may be about a child’s education; it may be about studies; it may be about owning a house or it may be about a daughter’s marriage. They are scared of the future. Continue reading

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Be what you want to be

I am an avid traveler. I love travelling around the world, meeting people, and motivating them to live a life of positivity.  During such journeys, I have had the opportunity to interact with a lot of people. One thing I noticed common in most of them is they do not live a life that they truly want to, a life that would give them happiness. Many were living lives that others want them to.

What about you? What do you want to be? When you were growing up, you must have been asked this question hundreds of times. Let me rephrase the question and ask again. What do you REALLY want to be? Continue reading

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Celebrate Life! Live like there is no tomorrow!

I know many people who start their day by cursing something or someone! Their mornings are invariably like this: “Oh God! I have to go to work” or “Oh God! I have a task to complete!”  or “I hate doing household works!” Are you one among them? Then ask yourself, “What is the use of living like this?” What is the use of living like this hating every moment of your life and everything you do?

Instead, how about living each moment and each day as a celebration? Don’t just be a part of the day; live it and join the party. Continue reading

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Can you be happy all the time?

Have you ever wondered whether you can stay happy all the time? Is a life without any trace of sorrow possible? The answer is YES! A life without sorrow, a life with unending happiness is possible if you are able to reach a state of Fulfillment.

What’s Fulfillment? Fulfillment is a state of everlasting joy. It’s a state of being blissfully content. It’s a state of being happy all the time, no matter what. It’s a state that knows no sorrow. Continue reading

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