Finding Inspiration in Daily Life

Dr. Purushothaman
December 17, 2013

In this go-go world, it is easy to develop a lack of enthusiasm for daily life. If you just look around you, however, you can find plenty of things to inspire you.

Finding Inspiration in Daily Life

Inspiration is a funny thing. Most people think of inspiring events as those that are monumental. While heroic acts are certainly inspiring, little acts of kindness or thoughtfulness can also act as the mechanism for your life. Indeed, simple things other than actions can also do the trick. You simply have to look about you to do find them.

Life is much like space in many ways. The planets represent those days when something exciting or inspirational occur. Unfortunately, many of us find there are a lot more days that seem just like empty space. We travel through the work week doing the same thing everyday. We get up and go through our morning ritual. We go to work and do what is needed. We go home, eat and watch television. We do it over and over and over until the process becomes an informal ritual. This leads to a loss of enthusiasm for life.

To find inspiration in your daily life, you must first take a step back. Grab a pen and pad. Write out what you do everyday of the week. Do you see a definitive pattern? If so, you have fallen into the trap. You are walking through life without really paying attention to what is going on around you. You must fight back!

The way to find inspiration in daily life is to look around you. Really focus. If you eat lunch in your office, go outside. Look at the people around you. What do you notice about them? When you get home from work, go out for a walk. Don't walk with your head down and don't think about work! Look around you. Most people live in a location for years, but have no clue about their neighborhood. Walk into stores. Look at the architecture. Watch people interact. Talk to them.

The more you take an active role in what is going on around you, the more inspiration you will find in life. It may be meeting the single mother who works two jobs. It may be meeting the immigrant who came to the country with no money but opened a little store around the corner and is putting his or her kids through college. If you look, you will find it.

Inspiration is all around us. If you take an active role in your life, you will find it.

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