“I am not a product of my circumstances.  I am a product of my decisions.”
– Stephen Covey

“Great things are done when men and mountains meet.”
– William Blake

Zy Marquiez
May 22, 2019

Inspiration is a gateway for the individual.

Inspiration can do many things, but most of all, it brings an infusion of energy into the soul that leaves it refreshed, energized, and ready to do anything at hand.  When the individual in inspired, things are bound to happen and life takes on an “everyday above ground is a good day” type of vibe.

What inspires individuals varies, but inspiration infuses energy into all of us.  Sometimes this just happens, sometimes you must seek it.  At this current moment in time I am chasing inspiration in a particular way.  This isn’t to say that I haven’t been inspired for other things, but when it comes to music, which is what I am currently sifting through, I needed something different, something that energizes me.

Lately I have been listening to a lot of different documentaries, interviews and podcasts, and I find those incredibly invigorating.  I love listening to different reasonable arguments and so on.  But that only offers one type of inspiration, particularly when it comes to research and self-directed learning.

Reading books and poetry is another way that I get a lot of inspiration, but again, it’s of a different taste.   Sometimes movies offer inspiration, and sometimes people, but either way, inspiration comes in many forms, in many flavors.  And while you might be inspired in one way, it doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t maintain a constant stream of inspiration going on or that one type of inspiration will translate into all parts of your life.

For instance, there are times I am incredibly inspired to write poetry, but that inspiration doesn’t translate into say, organizing my personal office.

Do you really need inspiration for organizing a place?  That’s a great question.  I think inspiration can help us in limitless ways.  Only you know what inspiration helps you personally accomplish.

Be that as it may, I have done a proactive push for inspiration as an approach for the last few weeks and it’s worked quite well, although I haven’t sought out music for a while when it comes to inspiration.  When I do though, I find myself working out more, working out longer, dancing more and so on.  Sometimes that music translates to cleaning and organizing more.  In fact, if there’s something that translates into almost everything for me personally, it’s music.

Even with that, I am very particular with what I listen too (aren’t we all), but I find that sometimes all it takes is one song to change my mood and so on.  Not that I’m a moody person, but I tend to remain in neutral by default as much as possible, simply as something I’ve learned from poker since that game is an emotional roller coaster du jour and maintaining your good and bad emotions under control is downright crucial.  It’s a very Zen-like approach, but one that I don’t mind at all.

Now, whether it is music, art, writing, movies, people, or any circumstance in life, make sure your Inspiration Bank Account is as full as it can be [1].  That way, steamrolling through life becomes nigh effortless.

Seek out what inspires you, whatever it may be.  Be proactive about it.  Those jolts of energy that inspiration provides are monumental and have a way of adding oceans of fuel into your core being.

That very fuel that inspiration provides is what will allow you to go through life and venture any place you want, do anything you wish, and accomplish what you wish to accomplish.  In essence, that fuel will help you get things done.

And that’s one thing that life is about, accomplishing things of various types.  Be it trivial or meaningful, only you can decide for yourself what is what.  But when you end up finishing goals or something else, whatever you do achieve via inspiration will further invigorate the core of your being further.  This will create an energy loop that can be fed constantly to no end.

Sometimes, all it takes is one circumstance, one song, or one little snowball to roll down a hill to create an avalanche of energy at your fingertips.

So why not go mine for inspiration to see what can be accomplished?  You never know what inspirational gems you will find and what treasures you may find.

Author’s Note:

[1] The notion of “Inspirational Bank Accounts” sounds like an idea for some blogs doesn’t it!  It’s a thought at least.


Suggested Reading:

Have You Ever Walked On The Moon?
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The Artist Of Eternity
Conformity Crisis: The War Between Conformists & Nonconformists
Never Underestimate The Power Of Imagination, The Power Of Dropping Seeds
The Artist & The Trance Of Inspiration
Stranger On The Moon
The Spectrum Of Balance
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My First Book The Twin Flame, Future Projects & More
Breakaway Individuals Throughout History: The Individuals, The Trailblazers & You
Why A Sound Mindset Is Crucial: The Light Side Of Mindset Vs. The Dark Side Of Mindset
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How TV Robs You Of Your Life
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Emotional Bank Accounts: Mutual Investments
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Emotional Bank Accounts: Gems Gems Gems, Babies Everywhere!
Emotional Bank Accounts: I Call Your 7 Cents & Raise You A Dollar
Emotional Bank Accounts: Account Closures
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Poker & Life: Pulling The Friend’s Card
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Piercing Perspectives #2: You The Individual Are Extraordinary
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Piercing Perspectives #4: Poker As A Mirror For Life
The Individual, The Foundation Of Society