Friday, 16 February 2018

INSPIRATION & MOTIVATION


When news from the outer world, impacts on my perceptions and thoughts become dim and dark. I realise and become aware of how it impacts on my peace and inner serenity.

I cannot shoulder the world’s pain. Therefore, my proactive approach is to immerse myself in inspiration and motivation. This week I was drawn into the life of Gertrude Bell. A movie has been made and called Queen of the Desert, played by Nicole Kidman. As usual, I ignore the critics reviews and form my own opinions.

The movie did not receive rave reviews, but I look beyond, to see the courage of a woman in Tehran back in the early 1900s. Gertrude Bell diaries are out of copyright and can be found on the internet, another free gift from the universe.

Great acts of bravery and courage are inspirational and motivational. I like to know and learn about people, who were usually way ahead of their time. They have proven to be forward thinkers and pioneers of our world.

This leads to the question… What inspires you or motivates you? When you realise you are struck with apathy or overwhelmed with gloomy events of the world, or current health problems.

Exercise time to lift the spirits!

What movie or book would you like to take the time to immerse yourself in?

Or

Which movie you may want to watch again you haven’t seen for years which inspires you?

Learn of other people’s great heroic accomplishments. Their stories will show you they are normal people like you or I. Who usually had a different perception of the world and they accomplished great feats. Many were lead by their intuition or a great sense of longing, to do something out of the ordinary.

Many magnificent and inspirational photographs can be found on the internet. Allow yourself to take the time to sit and immerse yourself in a picture, this exercise has the power to transport you to the scene. You can lose yourself when you close your eyes and imagine the sounds, scents and smells belonging to the scene in the photo. Bring the picture to life in your mind’s eye. Create a beautiful inspiring story to go with it. Feel yourself relaxing as you create.



You have just accomplished a goal!
Or
You have a problem you don’t know how to solve.
Picture in your mind’s eye what the problem is and you have overcome and celebrating! Let yourself enjoy the emotion of inspiration and accomplishment.

When you close your eyes. Can you bring and hold that image in your mind’s eye? How long before your thoughts stray onto a niggling worry or another problem is in your sub-conscious?

These exercises will let you become mindful of your thoughts and how you have control, over your outlook and perceptions in life. The news and media rarely show us inspirational stories to motivate us.

Create your own inspiring thoughts. Motivate and inspire yourself with the beauty of your imagination. If you feel you are lacking in imagination, like anything it just takes practice. Be patient with yourself, and create nurturing and healing thoughts - No Big Sticks Allowed!



There are many beautiful and inspirational photographs to be found. Allow yourself to sit and immerse yourself in a picture, let it have the power to transport you to that place. You can set aside today's worries, when you close your eyes and imagine the sounds, scents and smells belonging to the scene in that picture. Bring the picture to life in your mind’s eye. Create a beautiful inspiring story to go with it.

Using this photo, close your eyes and picture yourself on the street about to enter the Cafe.
Imagine the sounds, sights, smells the textures of the picture coming to life.
Are you meeting someone there?

Just Create... Relax…Enjoy! …..Uplift your spirits!

Stay strong!


Karen