I won't deny it, I miss smoking weed, but not enough to partake in the consuming habit it once was. With a temper on my side, it soothed my mind, helped release tension, and made me write like a rock star.
We all need inspiration. Anyone who denies its need is lying to his/herself. Inspiration can represent anything, but it's a priceless concoction that moves the soul along. It may be aiming to fit in a new swim suit after working out for six weeks, a promotion that comes with a raise after that long worked on project has been completed, or a vacation in the future that's way overdue, compliments of your tax return. As humans, when we know that a pot of gold awaits us at the end of the tunnel, we use that sight down the road to push, ignite and inspire us to work towards "point B." In my case, inspiration gives me ammunition to write stories that I hope in turn will inspire thought.
the grass isn't always greener on the other side
I know this lesson better than anyone. I am living through it now. It amazes me how often I fall flat on my face because I think one change will make a dramatic impact. "Say it isn't so?" I bite my lip in hopes it is a bad dream that brought me to my current steps. Yet it isn't a bad dream, but the realization that writer's block has taken me hostage and truth be told, I've been missing inspiration as a part of my day-to-day.
I have been pondering this for a few days now and my latest dream from last night's slumber brought about an obvious answer. It doesn't require climbing the gate to get to the other side. We make our successes by our actions, driven and focused as we project them. This is anyone's ammunition...drive...fire that gets us going.
When we're hungry, we eat. When we're tired, we sleep. These are examples of how our energy is fueled. So I ask you this? How do you acquire greener grass? Bingo, you water it.
Find your motivation. It's out there - sometimes you have to dig for it, but it's there. It's an essential part of how we grow as a person and knowing when you have succeeded makes it all the more glorious.
So what's my current inspiration? To make everything I touch better. To treat others nicely. To smile and laugh every day because it's a "sure cure" that always makes us feel alive. More amazing than this, it's contagious and if everyone's doing it then inspiration will grow abundantly.