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.”
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.