Find Inspiration Now !

What is this thing called inspiration ?
A walk on a cobbled street with dimly lit yellow lanterns posts, music with lyrics that are lovely and reminiscent , a movie with characters that are inquisitive and dreamy, that want to create a soulful life.

A million stars in an empty sky, orange leaves on a full tree that will soon fall and die, a person who writes of reaching beyond oneself, and creating a fuller life. A person who leaves the mad rush  behind to live a basic life, of contentment, meaning, contribution and beauty.

What touches us, what moves us, what makes us peaceful, what makes us cry ?  Inspiration, this is , or a place deep inside, where the manic mind quietens and a simpler us remains.

When we feel the breeze threw us and into the trees, when children make faces and burst in laughter, when a ballerina bows in grace, or a firefighter saves lives, our soul is humbled and we bow too – to the wonder of life, to the joys of creation, to a world of beauty and meaning, or being and giving.

Is this inspiration ?  When the fear, the worry, the past and the future cease to be. When this breath, this moment, and our awe in it, is really all there is.

Could I hold this moment forever and alas the very thought of capture chases it away.

Is this what we humans do ? We want to hold on too tight , not trusting or allowing or simply living in this moment.

To ourselves be true.  

To believe that all is as per a Master Plan and just live.
Be brave in this moment, be our best in this moment and thats it.

Can one simplify life so much ?

 Find the small joys that inspire us and make that feeling our state of being.
If its poetry , to read some everyday,
if its laughter, to find a joke everyday ,
if its the spirit of sport, to play a game of football, every other day 🙂

If we start small, and do those things we truly love everyday, if we care enough to make space for our true joys into our lives, they will become habits. The joy will become a habit.

Inspiration will become part of our lives.


About Uzma

Welcome . This blog is a place of reflection ,a place of simple inspiration. A place where we share the simplicity and grandeur of life, as it teaches us, humbles us and leaves us full of gratitude. The journey is one of sheer Grace.
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4 Responses to Find Inspiration Now !

  1. souldipper says:

    Do I know what inspires me? Joy, beauty, peace, gratitude, fulfillment… I thirst for feelings that come from indwelling goodness borne from being alive. I want to stand in chaos and still know grace. I can only hope to know it a bit more each day. Thank you, Uzma.

  2. Uzma says:

    @souldipper. What INSPIRING words. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts here. ‘To stand in chaos and still know grace’, how beautiful !! Thank you for the lovely reminder of living from the peace and grace that is within.

  3. pea says:

    I would have to give it to souldipper also ‘To stand in chaos and still know grace’ is a lovely line. But what is inspiration? I think it is all those rather wonderful things that you mentioned… and more. I think it changes and fluctuates depending on how we feel and i think you are right, we can’t capture it, only feel it and enjoy it when it comes.
    Yes I think you can simplify life to that extent by doing it just as you said, a little everyday and making it the norm or a habit. Good stuff!

    • Uzma says:

      @pea. Thank you pea and yup, all we can do, is do what we love, a little by little, everyday. Inspiration, I know is also hard and can come through in difficult times. It’s in being true to the moment then, to where we are and what we hope for. It is definitely beyond description and much much more. Thank you for being here.

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