How to Inspire Yourself
In this article Susyn and Joan show you how to inspire yourself and live a life of joy connected to your passions, talents and gifts. The concepts are from their latest book: THE INSPIRED LIFE: Unleashing You Mind’s Capacity for Joy
What is an Inspired Life?
To answer this question it's helpful to be clear about the word inspire, which comes from the Latin, inspirare, meaning to breathe into and to be imbued with spirit.
An inspired life is a life that is rooted in your passion, your gifts, talents, skills and abilities. It is a life that is aligned with your vision for your life - generated from the inside out.
It is the life that is your response to:
An inspired life is your heart’s desire and is based on making a conscious choice to live your life grounded in joy and appreciation. In committing to live an inspired life you nourish your happiness as you serve a greater purpose of contributing to peace and happiness for all.
How do you unleash your mind’s capacity for joy?
You start by understanding the creative process – thoughts, generate feelings and lead to action. With this understanding you unleash your mind’s capacity for joy by using the full resources of your imagination to create your vision of a joy-filled life. With this vision in mind you ask yourself:
You then live your life aligned with the thoughts, feelings and actions that generate joy in your life. In addition you fill your day with the activities that give you an experience of joy.
How to Inspire Yourself?
When you notice you are feeling victimized by a circumstance in your life, use this breakdown as an opportunity to become aware of your thinking, your beliefs about yourself, others and life.
Do these thoughts support the life you desire?
If not then it is time to upgrade the software of your mind and create new brain pathways aligned with peace, happiness, joy and love.
A Simple Inspired Life Action
We recommend is creating a Pleasure List of people, places, things and activities that when you focus your attention on them you experience joy. When you know notice you are engaged in focusing on thoughts that generate misery and unhappiness you acknowledge yourself for noticing and then re-focus your attention on an item on your Pleasure List.
Some of the items on our list are: our dog, sunsets over the water, the sound of our grandchildren’s voices.
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