I’m intrigued by inspiration. Maybe intrigued is the wrong word to use, but I find it fascinating how we can think of something when there was previously nothing there at all.
Earlier today I was watching something on TV, and one of the actresses who was starring in the show reminded me of another actress who I haven’t seen for a long time. I remembered the shows that ‘my’ actress – not the one currently on screen – had appeared in previously, but I couldn’t for the life of me remember her name or the name of the characters she played. This person who was on screen actually looked nothing like the one who she reminded me of, either, which is another thing that intrigues me, but I’ll leave that one for now…!
So, I was trying to think who this actress was. The more I thought, the more my mind emptied. I was actually observing my mind completely free of everything. I knew that I was trying to think of this person, but this thought seemed to be in a different place completely to the part of my mind where my other thoughts usually are. The place where I ‘see’ my thoughts was empty. I could feel the calmness within me. There was nothing there. Not a thing.
Suddenly, the actress’ name appeared. Totally out of the blue, without anything to prompt it. It was at this point that I realised that the actress on screen looked nothing like the one who I thought she reminded me of. And then the character’s names who she had played appeared as well.
I felt really pleased with myself that I had been able to answer my own question.
Here is why I find it intriguing: The memory of that person was in my mind because the on-screen person reminded me of her. Until I realised the name of the actress I was looking for, she looked like the one currently on TV in my mind’s eye. There was nothing in my mind at that time that was accurately relevant to the actress I was trying to think of, and the image of her changed to her true image as soon as I plucked her name from out of nowhere. So where did this flash of inspiration come from?
And this is why I’m writing this post now. Just to say how easy it is to get a flash of inspiration. And how using this inspiration can make great changes. I mean, if I can get a thought from an empty head, what great things can I come up with when I am focussed on something and looking at ways to improve things?
It goes to show that we don’t need to be thinking of anything to be inspired, yet at the same time we are always open to inspiration. Wherever we look, whatever we do, what we read, how we cook, how we dress, what we think, who we know, and who we are, are all inspirational in themselves.
How are you inspired?
Do you class yourself as inspirational?
Do you use your inspiration creatively? I think I do to some extent, but I know it can be used for far greater things than what I currently do. I’ll be working a lot closer with my inspiration over the next few months… my instincts are telling me that this is a good idea!
I really like good ideas!!!