I am an avid reader. Depending on the topic and my current interests, I finish at least two books a week. My love of books and the daily inspiration dose I get from the books I read are what sustains me daily. It’s an integral part of my mental and spiritual diet. Diet is meant as a lifelong habit/routine, not a fad for fat loss.
Without this habit of reading, I would not be able to have done what I did in my life or what I am doing now. It’s a must. You could say it’s one of my positive addictions. It makes me live what Jim Bunch calls a 100% inspired life.
Now, a reading habit is not the only way to get inspiration. It could come from films, people you are in contact with, a daily writing practice, or meditation. Inspiration can be found in many places, in how children play, birds take a bath in a puddle, or ants carrying heavy weights. Mary Oliver (the poet), for example, found her daily inspiration in nature when she wrote these eternal words:
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
1. It gets you up in the morning
2. It Keeps your commitments to long-term creative projects
3. It sustains your energies throughout the days, weeks, months, and years of your life
4. It has you live according to your values, whatever they may be
5. It occupies your mind with valuable, inspired thoughts
and much more…
I’m telling you this because yesterday I got a message from a friend in Spain. He is a poet, meditation teacher, and lecturer at the University of Madrid, among other things.
The message said this:
“Sending you a big hug with lots of appreciation…I wanted to let you know I felt very inspired by your place, so much so that I am actually buying a place in Spain. After I left Hadera, I started to look at some options I had been looking at without much intention, and all of a sudden, it became really clear to me that this was an option I should consider. I think staying at your place was certainly decisive for that process…”
The reason I insist that a daily inspiration dose is so important is that not only does it nourish you. It nourishes others too. They then, in turn, nourish other people. A daily dose of inspiration has a ripple effect. It also returns to you enhanced and gives you the power you need to endure and evolve.
Make a point of living a 100% inspired life. Find what inspires you and get a daily dose of it. I promise eventually, this will be for the highest good of all concerned. It will also have repercussions unknown or imaginable to you for human life on this planet.
I hope this is inspiring. Let me know in the comments below what’s your daily inspiration dose.
It may inspire others too.