Touch Your Inspiration
Many of us aren’t living our dreams, we are living our fears. Our actions are more attuned with our fears and self imposed limitations than our ability to dream and create.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are no real limitations in life, only “rules”, but no one said we have to follow them.
Even though this article is entitled “touch your inspirations," none of us can do that without first accepting fear and not allowing it to control our lives. In short, get out of your own way.
Have you ever heard someone on television that really spoke to your heart? Ever been in a room and seen someone whom you knew you’d like to meet? Maybe you’ve read a book and the author changed your life; perhaps it’s someone you personally know that inspires you. Everyone of us has been next to a person that inspired them, whether from afar, or in the same room. They incorporate everything we are striving to be, or wish to be. They’ve been where you are and made it out. They succeeded.
Becoming who we are purposed to be, (not “supposed” to be”) is a long journey, and none of us, no matter how stubborn, can do it on our own. ”But it’s scary out there” I hear some of you saying, and that’s all the more reason you need to reach up and out to those who’ve walked it before you.
”I don’t want to be that weird guy who walks up to a complete stranger.”
“There’s no point in me emailing them, no one will ever read it.”
“I don’t even know what I’d say anyway.”
And that’s the problem You are responding by fear, not by your dreams. Let’s translate that. “I’m afraid they will not accept me.” “I’m scared that I will be disappointed so I would rather not try.” Lastly, “I’m worried that I’m not ‘up to par". That is fear talking. In order to touch inspiration, we must be willing to step outside of the “rules” and decide to make choices based on our dreams.
Find that person that inspires you, and tell them so. See a mom of 4 in the grocery store juggling a list, two toddlers and a teenager- tell her she inspires you. If someone has changed your life by putting themselves out in the arena -contact them and tell them so. Sure, you might not know what to say; maybe no one ever reads the email, maybe you’ll sound like a complete nutter…maybe. Or maybe, when you break the the conventional rules and touch your inspiration, it will touch you right back.
This exercise is more for you, than it is your inspiration, because it puts you in a state of gratitude. When you flood your brain with questions like, “Who would be my inspiration?” you are asking your brain to search for that which you are grateful for, those people who helped make what you are today and drive you to be better tomorrow. You become grateful in that very moment, wherever you are. And when you act upon those thoughts of “Who do I want to become?” you are living your dreams, not living your fears.
Find someone who inspires you. Touching the person who has made the impossible possible helps you realize that your ideas are also possible and inspires you to keeping going.
Linda Lavender writes articles to help folks with Auto Immune Disease, Depression, Anxiety and other health related illnesses.