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Searching For Inspiration

Searching for inspiration. That’s what I’m doing.

I’ve tried all the ‘tricks’ I know today to get inspiration for a post.

1. I’ve looked at the list of possible posts I write in my notebook. No inspiration.
2. I’ve gone through my many blank documents (sometimes with just a quote or an outline) that are stored on my computer in a folder called ‘Fodder’! Nothing.
3. I’ve gone through a few books. Nothing caught my attention.
4. I asked a friend and he came up with a good idea. No excitement.
5. I asked José and he suggested that I chill – don’t have a write a post every day. Agreed – but I want to write one today.

There are days like this when I want to write but have no inspiration. Funny, from someone whose blog is about finding inspiration in every day matters…….

Okay, so I was inspired to tell you that I’m not inspired!

And then I read this poem that I had saved on my computer and I feel excited and hopeful that tomorrow I’ll write something meaningful. For today, I’ll just share this beautiful piece. Enjoy ‘Mindful’ by Mary Oliver:

Every day

     I see or hear
               that more or less
kills me
     with delight,
          that leaves me
               like a needle
in the haystack
     of light.

          It was what I was born for –
               to look, to listen,
to lose myself
     inside this soft world –
          to instruct myself
               over and over
in joy,
     and acclamation.
          Nor am I talking
               about the exceptional,
the fearful, the dreadful,
     the very extravagant –
          but of the ordinary,
               the common, the very drab,
the daily presentations.

     Oh, good scholar,
          I say to myself,
               how can you help
but grow wise
     with such teachings
          as these –
               the untrimmable light
of the world,
     the ocean’s shine,
          the prayers that are made
               out of grass?

Tomorrow,  I’ll write about something ordinary that brings wisdom – everyday matters – Everyday Gyaan!

May you be inspired – everyday!

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