If you're an inspiration in any way, chances are, you make it look easy. Living an inspirational life is work, and rarely feels as nice from the inside, as it does from the out. While these truths are not inclusive, they represent a slice of living, loving and overcoming life.
5 Simple Truths About Inspiration:
Overcoming Obstacles - Sometimes life is so tough, we can get down in the dumps quickly. It's helpful to remind ourselves, and others, that troubles come and go, if we allow them. Keeping a positive outlook, in all things, helps us enjoy our life. Identifying the benefits of an obstacle is as important as acknowledging the challenges. Imagining the bigger picture helps us overcome quicker.
Pushing Through Fear - Chances are, you have fear. Being an inspiration is not living with the absence of fear, but living with courage to push through fear. Recognizing the "feeling of fear" when it arrives, and allow ourselves to feel it... for a moment, is healthy. See, once we know what the fear looks and feels like, we are able to understand it is simply a symptom.
Seeking Wisdom - People need inspiration, continually. By reading, discussing, researching, and pressing forward to learn and understand more, without judgment, we grow. As a result of our own personal and professional development, we have the ability to add value to our lives and others. Its important to keep in mind, gaining wisdom and inspiration is an ongoing process.
Stepping Out On Faith - It's not easy "going out on a limb"... some decisions affect our entire life, for better or worse. When we have dreams and desire to better our world, we know they come with price. "No pain, no gain", right? The truth is, in life, we must make decision when we cannot foresee the future, and we must listen to our inner voice.
Smiling - As Mother Teresa often said, “Peace begins with a smile.” When we smile, our demeanor changes... Our energy becomes lighter, our appearance is more pleasant and those around us feel happier. Smiling gives us hope without having to define it.
Living a life of joy and inspiration doesn't just happen, it's cultivated. It's important to remind ourselves that it is natural to feel highs and lows. When feeling less than inspired, may we recognize it, see the bigger picture, and move forward.
Amy O'Pry Massey
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