I thought it’d be fun for us to share things that really get us HEthens inspired. A poem, song, quote, book, photo– that one thing that you can always look at and instantly feel alive. Maybe we can inspire one another in the process! I’ll start off with mine; a poem by Max Ehrmann
desiderata – by max ehrmann
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.
Take kindly to the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann c.1920
Some movies that inspire me are “The Social Network”, “Iron man” (both), and “Limitless”. I’m sure there are more, but those come to mind.
“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond, into the Impossible”
~ Arthur C Clarke
“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself makes you fearless.”
http://explorersfoundation.org/glyphery/122.html (I thought copy pasting it would mess with the formatting and make it hard to read)
We are all going somewhere. We are going to do something, to be something, to find something; the “going to” is endless. We are by nature, by culture, by circumstance “going to” and we have no control. It is the very life within us that makes each of us take the next step, move on to something perceived in the moment. In the moment we long for the next: the next moment, the next step, the next answer. We are being driven by an unknown driver blinded by fog and myst. “Going to” is the constant, the inevitable, the next breath. The only way to cease “going to” is to cease living …. but then we cannot be sure that even death is the end of “going to” since no one has ever returned to tell us what to expect after our physical life ceases.
I leveraged social media and made a Tumblr image page of stuff that I like and inspires me. It’s fun because its endlessly customizable and I just keep adding stuff to it that I like. Whenever I need a quick hit I just visit my page! I have so much to add to it though.
Check it out at th3moc.tumblr.com
I love inspirational images with text on them, especially quotes. I have recently been doing something similar to @th3moc with my FB page here – https://www.facebook.com/pages/BrainwaveLove/329272253829039?ref=hl
But someone that ALWAYS ALWAYS inspires me so much, and gives me such a feeling of depth is Rumi. I absolutely love his quotes, especially this one:
‘Sell your cleverness and buy yourself bewilderment’. Fantastic!