I am VERY tired right now but am committed to completing this blog tonight! Some weeks I have a thought early on about what I want to comment on…….sitting here musing on what I felt inspired to write on made me decide to write on “What IS inspiring you today!”
The dancers on “So you think you can dance” inspire me. Music inspires me. Stories of people who over come challenges with grace inspire me. The desire to do my best inspires me. The desire to learn a new piece of piano music inspires me. Working on my current favorite yoga pose inspires me. Tending to my home and yard inspire me. Teaching yoga inspires me. Great teachers inspire me. The books I read and the movies I watch inspire me. Watching my students and clients grow and evolve inspires me. My friend, Mona inspires me, my sister, Lana inspires me. My brother, Zane inspires me………I could go on and on!!
My energy moves when I feel inspired. Chores, work etc. flow easily when I am inspired. When I am not feeling inspired ( and YES, I certainly have those days!) those things can feel so heavy and such a drudgery.
I like to follow my energy, however. Life is easier, things fall together much quicker……….things happen effortlessly.
My latest inspiration is that I have FINALLY gotten my bike out again!! Some friends stopped over to check out my bike, actually PUMPED up my bike tires and I have ridden to the studio each time I have taught the last 3 days. I feel so ENERGIZED and inspired from this simple act! Amazing. I have not ridden much since Lizzie moved in with me. Lizzie is my little chihuahua. When I was about to go for bike ride, she would look at me with those soulful eyes and say, “WHAT??? You are leaving me HERE???” And so I would acquiesce and go for a walk instead. A friend brilliantly said, “well, just ride to the studio and doing small errands around town……….” I don’t take Lizzie along for that ANYWAY!! And so, my “problem” of the last 4 years solved just like that! I can ride guilt free!
Humorous, I know. A bit of a side story from inspiration but there you have it:)
So what do you find inspirational? The news would have us believe that the world is a terrible place and yet the truth is there is so much to be inpired by every day.
I think any life well lived and tended to lovingly can be an inspiration for those around us.
So perhaps there are two questions and not just one. What is inspiring you and how do you inspire others??
That’s it. I hope that you are enjoying the gorgeous days and evenings as much as I am. My love to each of you! If you feel “inspired” please pass this on to your friends! Till next week. melanie