Inspire – one of my most favourite verbs.
In this week’s A to Z of Becoming, the letter “I” stands for the verb “inspire”.
So, here’s what I’m interested to explore (and maybe you’ll be inspired too!)
Who inspires you?
Make a list. Who do you know who inspires you? Which characters from history inspire you? ( a variation of that which I’ve read is to imagine having a dinner party, who would you choose to invite….given that you could invite anyone who’s ever been alive). Which fictional characters inspire you?
Once you’ve made this list, maybe you could spend some time with some of these people – that is, arrange to meet, or read a biography, watch a movie about them, read the book where the fictional character appears……..
What inspires you?
A particular work of art, a poem, a song, or other music, a particular place, a certain movie, play or novel? (Maybe some of my blog posts??) Make another list.
Again, once you have this list, expose yourself to these inspirations – go see that painting, listen to that music, watch that movie, spend some time in that particular place.
Here are a couple of more ways in which you can engage with this “inspire” verb this week…..
Describe in what you are inspired by the people and things on your lists. Are you inspired to take particular actions? Are you inspired to create…..to paint, write, compose, sing….? Are you inspired to change something in your life? Just describe how you are inspired in a way which helps you to decide to actually do something!
Finally, how might you inspire others? What could you do this week that someone else might be inspired by?
[here’s some of the things which inspire me……]