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A Simple Tip for Living an Inspired Life

“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
~ Albert Einstein~

There is a reason, purpose and cause for all that has happened in your life. The events and experiences in your past and present create the tapestry that connects all of what has and is happening in your life. You have experienced moments of joy, love and happiness. You have shed tears because of heartache and loss. All of these experiences have molded you into the person that you are today. In spite of your past or present challenges, you can wake up each day with the intention to live an inspired life.

Bing dictionary defines inspired as, extraordinarily good: brilliant and creative. You may ask yourself, "Who am I that I would consider myself brilliant and creative?" I would recommend that you read and meditate on Marianne Williamson's beloved poem, A Return to Love:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

In order for you and I to live an inspired life, we have to wake up. We have to live consciously which requires embracing our  present moments with all the guts, passion and energy we can muster up at this time. We have to consider our daily activities and how they are either adding to our well-being and allowing us to contribute value, or subtracting from it and diminishing our capacity to add value. If we are going to wake up to an inspired life, we have to tap into the courage of our spirit to make a choice to do so on a daily basis.

Waking up to an inspired life is not something that occurs as a result of happenstance. It is an aspiration that must be approached with a commitment of your time, energy and resources. It requires that you develop nurturing relationships and engage in activities that feed your soul. It demands that you discipline your mind so that you are better able to manage you thoughts and emotions. Sometimes in life, it is a conscious choice and other times it is because our soul has been broken  open. And through our journey of healing and transformation we discover how wonderful life can be when it is embraced with purpose and passion.

The following one minute message from Steve Jobs shares a key tip on how you and I can live an inspired life. 

What tips do you have for living an inspired life? Share your thoughts below.

Thank you for reading, sharing and contributing your thoughts and ideas. Your efforts are helping me to live an inspired life by sharing words of encouragement and empowerment in the lives of others.

Grow Forward & Flourish
Jackie B

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