Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

Inspirational Imagery of the Day

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Today’s inspirational imagery comes from the ground as the space shuttle launches into Earth’s atmosphere. Even though we’ve been doing it for 40+ years now, it’s still a spectacular achievement to fly into space, and a distinguished feather in humanity’s hat.

With all of the problems that plague the planet, like institutionalized war, extreme poverty, and corrupt governance, it’s quite uplifting to see concrete proof that humans are capable of greatness.

VIDEO: Don’t Worry. It’s Still New!

Friday, May 27th, 2011

No matter what you do or where you go, you are guaranteed to be doing something that you have never, ever done before.


Ever feel like you’re stuck doing the same thing over and over, maybe at work or in class or wherever?

Well, don’t, because no matter what you are doing, regardless of where you’re doing it, irrespective of how many times you’ve done it before, it is still new. At any given instant, you are gaurunteed to be doing something that you’ve never ever done before.

Here’s a few reasons why:

To start, just look at your body. You are constantly exchanging molecules with the environment around you, and the cells that make up your body are always dividing and forming new tissues, so you’re never quite the same person twice.

Now consider your mind, it is ever evolving as you age and grow wiser, and the thoughts you’re having at any point in time are always influenced by the world around you.

And the world around you, just like you, exists in a permanent state of transience. Life and non-life are both forever fluctuating, never arranging themselves the exact same way more than once.

On top of this, the earth is orbitting the sun at 30 kilometers per second, meaning you’ve come about 2300 clicks since you started watching this video, but thats only relative to the solar system.

Compared to the milky way, spaceship earth has just flown a whopping 18000kms in the past minute and a half, taking you to untraversed depths of space.

So that’s why your always doing something new, because for every single moment of your life, you are an entirely original version of yourself, and you are forever occupying a part of the universe where no human has ever been before.

As long as you can remember this, you’ll never be bored, and it might even help you to open mental doors of optimism that make anything possible.

Dare to Dream

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?  Ask yourself this question, because you are the star of your own life.  You have the power to do anything you want.

Dare to dream.  Dream big.  Dream the biggest dreams you can, because dreams can and do come true.  Nothing is impossible.  Believe in yourself and your dreams.

You know how, when we watch a movie or a TV show and there is a tense scene where the hero is in a dangerous situation.  In the back of our minds, we know that the hero will somehow manage to get through it, because after all, they are the hero and the show would be over if they died.  Yet we can still feel nervous and enthralled by the moment.

Well, the same is true for our own life.  While in the day to day, in the moment, it is possible to feel stress or fear, but, just like with the movies or TV, we need to keep it in the back of our minds that we will persevere in the end.

Exercising defenseless and non-attachment gives us a means to rise above our mortal, everyday situation to gain a new perspective on life.  These techniques can free up all kinds of energy that we previously squandered on fear and doubt.  This new found energy can be channel into making our dreams into reality.

Aim for the moon.  If you miss, you may hit a star. – W. Clement Stone