Where do You Find Inspiration

Do you ever yearn to do something different or have a burning desire to do something exciting?

When I was 17, I had a dream. The most impossible dream to achieve as doubts of fear held back my courage and made me feel unworthy to appreciate my limitlessness. 20 years later, my original dreams came true and many others.

So where do you find inspiration to believe in the impossble?

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What I have learnt is that fear is a thought created in your mind. When you realise this, honestly what you actually fear is the outcome of what will happen in your mind.

Consider this, we are all creatures of habit so if a change occurs in our life, our first reaction is to feel fear because it is an uncomfortable change in our routine.

But what if you were to embrace these fears by walking through them and listening to its messages. You slowly begin to move further in time and ultimately find the courage to follow your dreams and believe in yourself.

Finding Inspiration

When my son started school, I noticed how children were encouraged to write or read or do good things by rewards of stickers or other little things that children like. Is that inspiration? For me its motivation by rewards. How many times have you got paid and chose to buy something for working hard. I did it many times until one day something different caught my eyes while in a bus coming home from work. I saw a beautiful sunset and an amazing deep crimson sky as its backdrop. It awoken something inside me, a sense of awe and gratitude to see this beauty in life.

  1. Solitude

    I am a big fan of solitude as I find it awakens my senses to listen to the life around me. Sometimes just being present in that moment is a gift in its own where you can feel the beauty around you.

  2. Connecting to Nature

    I have seen this in my children. My daughter loves to be in nature and pick up sticks, leaves and flowers. My son loves to play hand ball and runs around at our back yard. When I do my gardening, I have these two little helpers who assist me and I share with them the growth of nature from a tiny seed into a plant with flowers.

  3. Starting a Gratitude Journal

    I want to instil the power of gratitude in my children as I believe it to be a powerful source in creating abundance in our life. The more we are grateful for the simple things in life, the more will be given to us. For now, I often set a time of reflection to think of all the wonderful things to be grateful for in thier little life. Even the simple things like having a roof over our head and food on our plate because some where in the world, there are many homeless people trying to keep warm and hoping to find some nourishment to keep going.

These are simple things I do that inspires me to find inspiration. It is easier for young children to be inspired, to create their own play adventures. They are not limited by society and the fear of others watching over them. The childlike qualities of a care free age means that anything and everything is possible.

Where do you find inspiration? Please share with me as I would love to hear from you.

About Alison Laverty

Alison Laverty is a Singapore born Eurasian of Portuguese descent. Specialising in multimedia, Alison creates photo slideshows and video production for families and businesses. Her mission is to help people honour life by celebrating and recognising their achievements through photographic and video memories. Alison is currently writing her forthcoming book of memoirs "The Human Touch - A Story About Connections".