Usually, we use the words “passionate” and “inspired” for people that devote themselves to a passion heart and soul. Such an enthusiastic way of living is something many people crave. They do not just want success but also fulfilment, a life that has a purpose. They want to do work that has meaning, they want to matter.
I believe everyone is inspired, although some people do have troubled souls. They feel oppressed by the expectations of others, by bad experiences or a lack of material security. Everyone who has the courage to listen to their heart can organise life from the deepest cravings of their soul.
How inspired are you?
First check at what times you are hardly or not at all inspired. Evoke images of situations for which you have little enthusiasm or from which you get hardly any pleasure. These can occur in your family or relationships but also in your job or in you hobbies and friendships. Then, ask yourself:
– by what are you really led at times like that?
– what is it that puts pressure on your inspiration?
– how do you notice that your passion fades?
– what changes in your life have led to the disappearance of inspiration?
Now, check at what times you are passionate or become inspired. You can do this by writing it down, but also by visualisation. You could pick up paper and coloured pencils and draw the moments that inspire you. Feel the difference with situations in which you are not, or less inspired. Then, think about the following questions:
– how many hours a week do you spend doing things that actually inspire you?
– was that inspiration always there?
– what did you need to do or not do to make space for that inspiration?
– what do others notice of your inspiration?