So I’m sitting here at my computer wondering where I might find inspiration. It’s been said that inspiration can be found in the most unexpected places. Or was that something else in unexpected places? I’m sticking with inspiration. Now I not only need to find inspiration, but I also need to find unexpected places. That’s a little bit of a conundrum, wouldn’t you say?
Okay. Where to begin? I scoured my apartment from top to bottom, checked all the nooks and crannies. Nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing to latch onto to write about. Guess I’ll have to don a trench coat, fedora, and spy glass and go out into the world to do some sleuthing. Ah, those unexpected places harboring inspiration, where could they be? They are not in my neighborhood as everything is a crazy mess due to road construction. I’ll have to look elsewhere. Or, maybe I need to rethink this whole thing.
Ok. I am now in rethinking mode. There are a number of ways to go with this. One is going out in the world to try to find something or someone that gives you pause in a positive way. Another may be about being inspired by beautiful artworks or music. Maybe we have memories of special events or people who touched our hearts. Maybe a walk in nature that brings forth awe and wonder for all creation.
What I finally realized is that you do not have to go anywhere or do anything special to be inspired. Inspiration often comes from the heart and/or soul. When that happens one does what one is prompted to do be it something of a creative nature or a way to be of service to others or both. Coming to that realization was rather comforting and left me feeling more relaxed and peaceful.
I also became aware of something worth noting. In my case there is a trigger to all this. The trigger is – wait for it – coffee. Yup. You can consult Professor Google to see the myriads of benefits of coffee depending how many cups you drink. Although I only have one cup a day, I still find it quite the elixir. Since I only have the one cup, it must be of the highest quality and organic when possible.
What is the connection between coffee and inspiration? Glad you asked. The benefit that popped for me was when coffee gets to the brain from the blood stream, it inhibits the neurotransmitter andocine. That causes a stimulant effect which boosts memory, energy, mood and brain function. That pretty much says it all. With a little bit of coffee enhanced mood and brain function, I am good to go. Alright, now that I’ve sorted out this inspiration thing, let’s see what unfolds for next week.
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