Inspiration comes from many places. It's not always explainable. It can come out of nowhere and last but a minute. Most of the times it comes in waves and instead of fighting it we just need to have the courage to jump on and ride it.
It's simple. If we don't engage we won't have much to say. If we don't dream we won't have anything to look forward to. If we don't aspire we will fall short of our own potential. If we don't believe then it won't come true.
I heard a story about a boy who grew up hearing his sister try to play songs on the piano. He didn't know how to play the piano but somehow innately he knew what the missing note was. He could sit beside her and show her what to play next. Is there something innate in all of us? Some natural talent at something or everything? He became a very talented singer/song writer but that's not all he does. He has many talents and he uses some of his skills to run his own company.
I've said it before, I believe that one person can do many things great while another person can only do one. I just can't buy into the notion that there is this one path for each of us to follow. Why can't we skip from one to the other? Personally, the thought that the path has permanence is horrifying. I really enjoy skipping.
So far it seems that the path's we are on are full of curves, corners, and forks in the roads. After having missed many exits and made many u-turns I have decided that it's not about the path at all. It's about how we walk (or skip) along the path that matters.
It's not about what happens to us, it's about how we react to what happens. It's not about what anyone does to us, it's about how we choose to respond to it. It's not about what is said to us, it's about what we ask in response.
I know that I am "a lot" and I am not for everyone. But someone out there thinks they're not enough. And you know what? Who cares. We have to live each day as if it were our last. No judgement. Not others and certainly not ourselves. We can learn so much if we are open to the lessons. Why would we censor ourselves? Just be you no matter what because there is someone for everyone and you need to just keep walking your walk on whatever path you are on and whatever color the sky may in your world on any given day.
Have you looked inside yourself lately? What's it like in there?
Words on Screen & Words on Paper
- Blink, Malcolm Gladwell
- Casablanca (1942)
- Chocolat (2000)
- Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, Susan Jeffer, Ph.D.
- Harold and Maude (1971)
- Invictus (2009)
- On The Waterfront (1954)
- Singin in the Rain (1952)
- The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield
- The Four Agreements, Miguel Ruiz
- The Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino
- The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
- The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra
- The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
- The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff
- The Wizard of Oz (1939)
- West Side Story (1961)
- What Happy People Know, Dan Baker