Thursday, September 29, 2011

In the company of greatness

What or who inspires you? What do you aspire to do or be?  Inspiration comes from a moment when the body and mind transcend all the noise that is constantly reverberating. It can be found in anything and can be perceived from something beautiful, awesome, devastating or unpleasant. It sparks emotions at a level that your entire being is overwhelmed, leaving a lasting impression.  It is that inspiration that finds its way into every creation and ultimately infuses inspiration into others.  Kind of like a domino effect, but instead it's a human effect. Moments of inspiration should not be ignored.  If they did, we would not have the great pieces from Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Mozart, Bach, the list is endless.   So be on the look out and seize those inspirations.  They may take you by surprise and slip away in an instant.  As much as you try to hold onto them, you can only commit the inspiration to memory and try not to let it get shuffled away into your sea of thoughts.  Often its those inspirations that drive your aspirations. Each day we have a choice to aspire; to be something better, greater, more compassionate, less controlling, less judgmental, kinder. Reach and aspire every day. Those who have achieved incredible goals or overcome monumental challenges are seen as an elite group, unattainable.  I beg to differ.  It's not a matter of magnitude in what you aspire to do, it's about making it count, and that is what puts you in the company of greatness.

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