This post is inspired by the one over at Zen Habits last week – mainly because I disagree with the #2 item: the Bible is inspirational. A (debatable) history lesson, yes. Inspirational, no. There might be inspiration in the Bible, but it’s not for me.
So without further ado, here’s my list of places I go for inspiration:
- A walk by myself. Instant inspiration
- A run. As with walking, instant inspiration
- Out bush (nature) and lots of it.
- Silence, and lots of it
- A long drive
- The shower or bath
- Getting inside my head, into my imagination
- Websites like Hip Tranquil Chick, Anecdote, Zen Habits, The Art of Non-Conformity and The Fluent Self
- Music that tells stories (like Delerium’s amazing album, Karma)
- My partner (who is wise, compassionate, caring and intelligent)
- My children
- Thinking about my own achievements
- Thinking about the difficulties I’ve overcome in my life
- Talking to great friends
- Reading The Snow Leopard
- A bookshop
- A library
- Camping with friends
- Planning for the future
- Talking through my wildest dreams with my partner
- Being on a houseboat
- Travelling overseas
- The desert
- Steve Jobs’s Stanford talk (although Steve Jobs does behave like a tosser by some accounts)
- Watching movies like Hotel Rwanda
- Reading stories by people who overcome incredible obstacles
- Mountain climbing literature
Great list to find inspiration. I can relate to about 14 of them. Getting out in nature is the best.
Thanks for sharing your list~
No worries, Cheryl. Thank you for visiting.