Our instincts direct us to search our minds for inspiration. But when our thoughts come up with nothing that leads us to conclude that we’ve reached the end of the road.
The more time we spend being stuck, the more we become convinced in our self-diagnosed problem. But how do we break free from that? How we can detach from this state of being stuck? The short answer is that we can’t. We have no control over choosing to desire something or choosing to be inspired by something. Think about every time that you were inspired, it just happened, right?
Inspiration is sudden, a spark of an idea, or an immediate connection between several existing ideas giving birth to a new one. Inspiration comes from keeping the flame of our desire alive. However, most of us give in to physical and emotional experiences and allow ourselves to be dragged along as we go, submitting our desires for conclusions about what is impossible.
Sometimes we don’t know even what we want because we are used to be taken by the flow of our life, leading ourselves to think about what we can’t do, repeating the same old thoughts and habits over and over. However, when we finally notice that things are not quite as we’d like them to be, it seems impossible for us to change our circumstance or the way we feel.
At the same time we are distressed by, and depending on the current of life. Our lives, as much as unsettling they are, they are also familiar. No matter how uncomfortable we feel, we manage to find comfort in what we already know, in what is predictable. Our comfort prevents us from questioning our repetitive choices and thoughts that lead us to live life the way we do.
The mind depends on memory to make sense of the world and life. We use memory to connect everything we experience according to our logic. Our logic makes use of our belief system when it goes about creating those connections.
For example, a memory of a hot stove plus the belief that heat can hurt us results in logical connection not to touch a hot stove. In short, we come to rely on the way we think and conclude, because we have proof that it is keeping us safe. So we go along trusting our logic, and believing in ourselves to keep us safe.
If I were to tell you right now to forget about every belief you rely on that makes you feel loved or safe you would be lost. For example – avoiding strangers of a particular stereotype, keeping your job, being in a relationship, having your colleagues respect or your boss’s appreciation. Loosing all or some of there things will put most people in unease.
Imagine waking up in an unfamiliar environment. You could be nearing a death threat, or you could be on your way to finding bliss. Which option of the two you’ll choose to believe? Most people will go into survival mode because that is the way we’ve wired ourselves.
We are consistently choosing to feel safe. However, we exaggerate this need and allow it to take over our lives. We’re creating safety zones for every discomfort, we come across in life to a point we avoid looking into stranger’s eyes. We allow ourselves to be taken away by our repetitive habits, choices, and actions, every time steering away from feeling a bit uncomfortable and then we dare to shout from our deep underground bonkers we put ourselves in, why are we not inspired? Why we have no desires?
How can we be inspired or have desires if we chose to isolate ourselves from life? If you already predicted your future? If you’ve planned out how everything is going to play out for you, 10 years from now or 10 minutes from now, or even a second from now. You’ve already chosen your future by agreeing to your thoughts. And if your thoughts say that you can’t, and if you agree to what you feel because you think you deserve it because there is no other way for you, that is how life is going to play out.
The world that we look to be inspired from is in us. Our relationships with ourselves, our thoughts, feelings, and our body, is what going to determine our openness to be inspired by the world, to recognize an opportunity when we see one, to seize the day. Opportunity comes from what we don’t know yet, it also might come from a stranger. Inspiration will come as soon as we accept ourselves as we are right now.
Know yourself, and then you’ll see all the doors that you’ve closed for inspiration to come through. I hope that this will inspire you to open some of these doors.