What does it mean to live an inspired life? It’s a phrase that can bring to mind images of artists, monastics, and martyrs. It also makes me think of sweeping the floor and tending my weeds.
I think the phrase got stuck in my head the other day when one of my friends referred to another as an inspiration. Word nerd that I am, I was intrigued; my friend the inspiration has a breathing disorder and one of the definitions of “inspire” is “to breathe in.”
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NOTE: This little post (including parts that have been cut and are no longer here) and the wonderful comments below grew into more in-depth thoughts, now in a post called Inspiration, Breathing and an Inspired Life.
I like to think of the word “inspired” as being “In spirit,” as Wayne Dyer used to tell us. I think if we stay connected to spirit, the inspiration flows. This is certainly an “inspired” blog post!
Perhaps when we breathe deeply and insight-fully – like in meditation or yoga, we gain a heightened level of inspiration. Our connection to Source is to me, The Breathe of Life. Beautiful post Andrea!
We are so in sync with this! I just finished teaching a module about inspiration and the breath. Love this!
I love it when I sync with my friends.
I so agree with everything you said! I think of it as inhaling life — the good and bad — and exhaling our response. Even if we don’t realize it everything we exhale is, or can be, creative. The results communicate to ourselves and others so much about who we are. Thanks for writing this inspired post.
As I was reading this, I relaxed into breathing and letting in inspiration through my breath! Seems too simple, but it’s working. Thanks!
Isn’t it funny how often we need these reminders? I’m glad you found it helpful.
I try to trust in the process of life – every new day is a new idea, inspiration and possibility!
Pretty exciting, isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by.
Your post is a breathe of fresh air, literally. I think inspiration is our natural state, we get inspired by life all around us, stopping, breathing, taking it in is a wonderful way to connect with inspiration.
What a kind thing to say. I agree — I, too, think it is our natural state. Thanks for taking the time to comment.