We’ve all seen it, someone so excited and inspired about what they are doing that you just cannot help but give them your attention. We are hooked as they get up on their soap box, as the words flow from their mouths in such an impactful way that it sends chills down your spine, brings tears to your eyes, has you in fits of laughter, or standing in jaw dropping awe at what you are taking in.
You know it, you’ve seen it, you’ve felt it, AND you have that too.
These are the people that change the world, change their communities, change the lives of the people around them – not necessarily because they are smarter than anyone else, not because they have something special, or have lived some kind of privileged existence, but because they are inspired. They do what they do because they just can’t help themselves, they love it, it brings them to life, gives them a sense of accomplishment, satisfaction, purpose, or it just feels so good to do it.
It doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to be extroverted or “out-there” either. Inspired people come in all forms, shapes, sizes, personalities, from all different cultures and backgrounds and are inspired about so many different subjects that you couldn’t list them all. In their inspiration, they make an impact in their own way, naturally, just by being who they are and doing what they do. Seeing someone in this state is truly beautiful.
If you’ve experienced this, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. If not, if you haven’t found what inspires you, then have you made an effort to get in touch with the part of yourself that knows? Because there is a part of you that absolutely knows if you dig deep enough, if you ask powerful questions of yourself, if you take the time to ponder what really matters to you in the depths of your heart.
I’ve seen people be effected by the energy of others and head down a path that they think they are inspired about, but they are really just riding on the waves of what that energy feels like. They have picked it up from someone else. If this has happened to you, you will notice that at one time you seemed inspired about something but that inspiration quickly falls away. If you take a moment to get in touch with your heart, with your gut, with your intuition, you’ll know whether something you are doing is truly inspired or whether you are just riding the waves of inspiration that you’ve picked up from someone else.
Create your own path. Do not follow the path of another. Do not be a copy, doing so denies your soul the freedom to express in its most powerful form, and you will feel the discord, maybe subtly, but you’ll feel like something isn’t quite fitting.
So what inspires you? What gets you so excited, grounded, or focussed to the point that you just do not want to stop? Where time is irrelevant, where you lose yourself in what your are doing, where spirit and creativity flows through you like you are just a vessel for the larger part of you to express in its fullness?
What could you just do day-in-day out and then be hanging out to keep doing it? Let go of the idea of it needing to be a profession or an activity that will make you a living. It’s likely that it will anyway, no matter how obscure or unusual you or others might think that it is. The world is full of people doing things you might never imagine one could make a living from.
Begin to ask the big questions of yourself. How do I want to be spending my time, spending my life? How do I want to feel, what do I want to create or achieve, what gets me so damn passionate that I could yabber about it forever?
If you’re not there yet, go easy, explore, have some new experiences. Go in the direction that feels right to you, the direction that feels better. Appreciate others in their inspiration, but do not get swept up in it.
Take baby steps if you must, one day at a time.
Do not put off your inspired life.