What inspires you? What does it feel like, look like and sound like? When you are inspired you become motivated. When I feel inspired it is as if my heart glows and my body warms up with the vitality flowing through my veins.
Recently, I watched one of Sekou Andrews poems. Wow, everything he was saying resonated with me. If you are not currently feeling inspired or motivated watch this video. You just may find yourself leaping up from your seat to save the world. Does this sound off the wall? That is the point... if you can imagine it you can do it. I repeat... If you can imagine it you can do it... that is powerful! There is no dress rehearsal, this is your life. No one can live it for you and there are no do-overs. How will you live it? What is your inspiration?
"You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny."
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.5
I think we are all motivated by the same thing. And that is to be happy. This deep-seated wish may remain on the level of an unconscious yearning, for we rarely acknowledge our real longing to feel truly alive and at peace.
Now take your inspiration and pay it forward.