True Inspiration

To ‘inspire’ comes from Latin inspirare – ‘breathe or blow into’ from in – ‘into’ + spirare ‘breathe’. The word was originally used of a divine or supernatural being, in the sense of “impart a truth or idea to someone”. (Oxford dictionary)

However, what matters in true inspiration is whether a person allows themselves to truly feel and open to what has been received, and then what they choose to make of it.

If what is shared by someone is lived, it requires very few words. There is no need to be understood, or to prove anything – there is no imposition at all. Without imposing, what is allowed in the relationship is a truth-full feeling of equality between people.

When we feel the connection with ourselves first, naturally we feel a connection and understanding with another and all others – truly feeling something is relationship, it goes both ways.

True inspiration is simply to naturally bring back equality and harmony within humanity and within our relationships — if the choice to be inspired is accepted by the receiver, there is a natural upward pull towards a shared equality in deepening awareness.

The greatest inspiration I have ever received was one of few words and the reflection, deeply felt when the resistance subsided, was that we are truly all equal. The deep love felt from this inspiration, and my choice to be inspired, is a commitment to also not live less than who I am. When I commit to living in this fullness, the reflection naturally becomes an inspiration when the receiver chooses to accept it, and so we evolve each other together, just by being who we are truly.

By Adele Leung, Image Director, Hong Kong

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879 thoughts on “True Inspiration

  1. “a commitment to also not live less than who I am.” What beautiful words, to commit to ourselves and learn to express who we are unconditionally and without compromise.

  2. We are all made up or said another way we all consist of the matter that makes up the universe so is it possible that when we are inspired by someone that it is a communication taking place on a particle level first which ignites our bodies to respond before our brain kicks in. We are led to believe it’s our minds that do the thinking but I’m not convinced I believe it is our body that responds first at the particle level and this is where we get our true intelligence.

  3. When I allowed myself to deeply feel the truth expressed in these words, my body settled, feeling expanded, and I notice how the quality of my in-breath changed. Literally inspired.

  4. True inspiration lets us know we can be that too, and live that if we so choose to. “If the choice to be inspired is accepted by the receiver” – this makes me ponder on what gets in the way of me accepting the choice to be inspired – comparison, competition, inequality, thinking that to be inspired by another means that I am less/inferior to whoever is offering the reflection. It irks my spirit even just to entertain that thought. But you say “when resistance subsided…” – no matter how much resistance and fight the spirit might like to put up, the truth is always there, unchanged, that we are all absolutely equal. I really feel that, that truly is what we will have to come back to. Thank you, Adele.

  5. Understanding how True words work is an inspiration and being potent is another word that has its fiery origins in being re-connected with our Soul is to be potent. Importance of energetic truth in words is therefore a potent power-full reflection.

  6. Absolutely Adele, when we are not open to our greatest form of communication, which is reflection we are open to the old sayings ‘empty vessels make the most noise’ ‘loose lips sink ships’ ‘fools rush in where angels fear to tread’ and when connected to true expression ’silence is golden’.

  7. For me inspirational is always something what someone is living. If someone is not living about what he or she is talking than this feels imposing and really not inspirational to me.

    1. Yes, it’s like parents saying to their children ‘don’t do this’ yet actually are doing the same themselves. Hypocrisy and definitely no inspiration. I remember going to a talk about food and healthy eating, yet the speaker was vastly overweight. I was not inspired…….

  8. Some of my greatest inspirations have not come as a result of someone’s words, or something they have done, but simply from the way they move, a way that shares with the world everything they are in that moment.

  9. To be inspired is a beautiful thing because it asks us to be more and we have a choice in that moment to recognise that inspiration or not.

  10. Inspiration works in two ways: we get inspired by others and we go on to inspire others too, our responsibility is to keep the quality of the inspiration equal to that of what we first felt it.

  11. When we feel inspired by someone it is our responsibility to inspire another so that gradually we are all inspired to be who we naturally are.

  12. If we are living in connection to our inner essence, to who we truly are, we cannot help but inspire others, but whether they choose to bring that inspiration into their lives is a choice that only they can make.

  13. So true that being inspired is a choice made by a receiver/observer. And when we are truly inspired, we know to start breathing our own breath.

  14. I love what you share here Adele “if the choice to be inspired is accepted by the receiver, there is a natural upward pull towards a shared equality in deepening awareness.” So there never can be deification of the person who offered the initial inspiration because true inspiration is creating equality and brotherhood when it is truly taken in and accepted.

  15. I like how you say that true inspiration is a supportive pull up and back to our innate knowing of harmony – that it’s actually a call to return to something we know deep inside of us and how it is up to us what we do with it – true inspiration isn’t imposing in any way.

  16. I love that to “inspire” simply means to breathe”, because inspiration can also come from somewhere or something we can’t physically see, as in have you ever asked a question and the answer come to you? Could it be as simple as breathing?

  17. Amazing. I was very aware that inspiration also means to breathe-in but I had never connected or associated the word inspire as in to expand and revitalise another with how we breathe. This has made me wonder how much livingness and potential we are actually missing from other words we use every day.

  18. The fact is that deep within we all know truth as we are born of truth. When we see the reflection of that truth lived through another, we are reminded of the greatness we too were born to live. I love how you have shared that lived inspiration requires few words, as when we live in connection to truth, to love our movements alone reflect precisely how it is possible for us also to live all that we are.

  19. I love how you describe inspiration as a process of building, one person inspires another, and then that person inspires another and so on and so forth – like one block on top of another, so that in a way we are always helping each other individually build and evolve, but were also building something together. I’ve never looked at it that way before.

    1. From the ‘process of building that you have shared Meg, it almost feels like the building of a pyramid, where we are placing one inspiration on top of another, pulling everyone up to the top. And what a wonderfully stable foundation it will have, one that holds every single person, starting with the first one who inspires another.

  20. Adele, what a stunning blog. The reflection of equality from another brings all that we allow to cover such truth to the surface to be felt and dealt with. Adele you said it beautifully when you said ‘when the resistance subsides’. For when the resistance to feel all these layers subsides we feel the exquisite truth that we are all equal and the reflection is us.

  21. ‘Truly feeling something is relationship, it goes both ways’. We don’t often stop to feel how we are in relationship all the time, regardless of wither we ‘think we are getting something in return, for we are forever exchanging energy.

  22. A beautiful reminder to continue to deepen our inner connection and express from our Livingness, knowing there is always more.
    “If what is shared by someone is lived, it requires very few words. There is no need to be understood, or to prove anything – there is no imposition at all”.

    1. I love what you’ve highlighted here – the power of the reflection we offer simply through how we live our life.

  23. It seems that everyone we meet is offering us the gift of inspiration if we choose to go there.

  24. ” True inspiration is simply to naturally bring back equality and harmony within humanity and within our relationships ”
    This is so true , doing this will stop the competition between people that makes people struggle with each other and therefore struggle with life.

  25. So much of this is about the unseen and unheard and yet we have relied on our hearing and sight to determine what we feel to be true. We are ill-equipped to live in this way without conversations and blogs like this bringing a possibility to the table to be considered.

  26. The power of movement is beyond what I have appreciated this far in my life. I can see very clearly how much weight I have placed on words and can now see and feel there is a vibration to those words that is different depending on if the person is living them in their bodies or not. If we live trying to influence then there is an imposition with that and a restriction of space to breath because the choices become limited by the restriction of the other person’s need to influence you. If we live without need to influence I can see that would be much more inspiring because it would leave space to breath our own breath and to make our own choice.

  27. Not resisting the true pull of inspiration that has been offered by another. As others have shared I feel the same in that inspiration for me is less about words and more with how the other is choosing to live their life.

  28. ‘The greatest inspiration I have ever received was one of few words and the reflection, deeply felt when the resistance subsided, was that we are truly all equal’. Yep, words can be over-rated and often imposing. But reflections are silent, yet powerful, and have no investment in anyone getting it, and if we are open and not in resistance, we get to see and feel so much….

  29. I love the simplicity of this. There is no need to do anything special to be inspiring, just being ourselves is enough because we all have walked so far away from being ourselves that this is what we need to feel and see again.

  30. To open ourselves up to be inspired by another is the most wonderful feeling. It feels as if we are being breathed into and as we are our whole being fills up and expands with a sense of joy and endless possibilities. It is a way that most of us don’t live as we tend to live in comparison to others and in doing so shut ourselves down from the opportunity to be truly inspired.

  31. ‘If what is shared by someone is lived, it requires very few words.’ So true Adele, our reflection speaks louder and is more powerful than any words we can say.

  32. Very true Adele – the most profound moments in my life where I have been inspired in such a way that changes my life, had very few words spoken. It was the feeling in my body inspired and activated by another who lives the truth I know and am seeking to return to — and this is not about the words but by what is embodied in another.

  33. I am sitting with this connection between inspiration and breathing. It makes so much sense to me, it is almost as if I can feel that inspiration comes from sensing a pull. For me this is most likely to be a pull to love, to a feeling of ease and like I have come home. Seeing that in movement and lived regardless of circumstance is inspiration.

  34. ” If what is shared by someone is lived, it requires very few words. There is no need to be understood, or to prove anything – there is no imposition at all. Without imposing, what is allowed in the relationship is a truth-full feeling of equality between people. ” This is so important for when one is living the true connection with theirselves , others feel this and see that they too have the possibility to re-connect with their true self and its a free will choice to do so.

  35. True inspiration comes from the reflection that is offered to another, for when it is lived in our bodies first requires no investment on our part for them to get it, just the appreciation of what has been offered as a gift from heaven.

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