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What is inspiration? What does is mean to be inspired? What inspires you? Webster's defines inspiration as "a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation." (heavy!) And also, "the act of drawing in; specifically: the drawing of air into the lungs." By these definitions inspiration seems to suggest that one can find inspiration by moving towards the Divine by drawing inward. There are of course many ways this could go. For me, during this time of sabbatical, I'm seeking Divine influence, though lazily, as I need some space. Some perspective. I need rejuvenation - which ironically means "to make young or youthful again: to give new vigor to" and "to stimulate (a stream) to renewed activity especially by uplift."

Sometimes when I'm seeking inspiration or a new spiritual, creative or otherwise mysterious influence, my brains goes all scientific and logical. Does this ever happen to you? It is such an abnormal state for me that when it happens, I pay attention! So, I've come up with a little formula for inspiration.

INSPIRATION = DRAWING INWARD + THE INTERNAL WELLSPRING X STIR UP

I often take my internal time seriously, quietly almost with melancholy perhaps this time I'm going to go inside and stir something up. Something youthful, new, Divine so stay tuned!

ASANA RECOMMENDATIONFOR INSPIRATION: Sirsasana headstand, Vaparita Parani feet up the wall, and Meditation.

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