What is the key to finding inspiration?
How come some people find inspiration easy while others don’t?
The idea that inspiration is something that makes us wants to do something gives us an impression that inspiration is out of our reach.
Like something outside of us must stimulate our minds before we have inspiration.
We may hear stories about how a quote or a famous person can inspire us.
But what we don’t hear is how we can find our own inspiration.
Let’s be serious – Inspiration doesn’t flash up like a light bulb or come out of some hard thinking.
Inspiration has and always been a spark from within.
Even if you haven’t reached your highest level of achievement and even if you are at the lowest lows of your life, you have the ability to find your own inspiration.
Finding Inspiration in Life
Inspirations are everywhere!
But everywhere doesn’t mean it will work for everyone.
Different people are inspired by different things depending on who they are.
But what’s universal is that you can put yourself where intuition can find you.
How Inspiration is Accessed
When the conscious mind allows communication from the subconscious mind, we get ideas that we wouldn’t have consciously come up with ourselves.
Because the conscious mind is busy with critically analyzing and rejecting information in our environment, we don’t have time for our subconscious to reach us.
So how can we get our inspiration?
The more we get closer to our subconscious, the more we are able to communicate with our deeper ideas.
This means to get into the alpha state of consciousness.
When you are in the alpha state, you are relaxed and you find your ideas flow more easily.
It’s Important to Relax!
Have you ever taken a stroll around the neighborhood and suddenly get a random inspiration?
What about being really stressed?
Notice when you have inspiration!
When we are stressed and not focusing on the present moment, we block our pathways to find inspiration.
But when we are relaxed, our ideas flow more smoothly and inspiration comes naturally.
Relaxation is like water. It is flexible and allow things to come in and out of it.
Like when your muscles are no longer tensed, you are able to perform advanced yoga poses.
So when your mind is no longer tensed, it can clear its path toward the subconscious mind to find inspiration.
These are the activities that gave me inspirations:
- Washing dishes
- Taking shower
- Running at night
- Long walks in quiet parks or beaches
- Reading a good book
What do these activities have in common?
- They all put you in the alpha state of consciousness or deeper as you become fully relaxed.
- You immerse yourself in the present moment and not thinking about the future or the past.
- You are in a quiet and clean environment
Whenever I get inspiration, it always comes when I am relaxing and in the present.
Solitude helps me get my ideas through because there isn’t so much stimulation from the environment for the conscious mind to process information.
Inspiration from Others
Although we sometimes are inspired by others, the inspiration that comes from others is only a reminder of what we believe in ourselves.
Sometimes we are going through life and forget what is important to us.
We are immersed in our daily grind or so focused on our future that we missed the small things in life.
Quotes and small reminders allow us to look back to our lives to what is true within ourselves.
The inspiration we get from others, like a motivational speaker or a beautiful quote, only works because it reinforces our belief and desires.
As H. M. Tomlinson would say, “We see things not as they are, but as we are”.
The inspiration we get from others reflects what we are and what we believe within ourselves.
Don’t Wait for Inspiration
Inspiration is not going to look for you.
Don’t look for inspiration, but don’t wait for inspiration to come.
Although you can wait, it will take years for it to finally reach you.
Instead, focus on the present moment and be relaxed.
Being present means not focusing on anything else except the thing you are doing.
When we put ourselves where inspiration can find us, it will find you.