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The Eight Elements of Inspiration – Information

We seek to bestir the people into an awareness of their own condition, provide inspiration for their thoughts and ROUSE Them to pursue their true interests.

- Jack Knight

Inspiration starts with information. We cannot act if we do not understand, and many of the challenges we face – as individuals, as an organization, and as a society – are extremely complex. It isn’t always clear even what the problem is, let alone how to solve it, and we can be so deeply enmeshed in systems we are a part of that we can’t see how things might be different. Thus the first job of anyone who would inspire others to act is to “bestir us into an awareness of our own condition”. You have to inspire people’s thoughts.

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Be INSPIRED – The Eight Elements of Inspiration

AROUSED, animated, or imbued with the spirit to do something, by or as if by supernatural or divine influence.

Definition of INSPIRED, Dictionary.com

Inspiration has a numinous quality to it. We know when it comes upon us – the feeling of cold air on the back of our throat as we take a sharp intake of breath, the way we raise our eyebrows and our eyes go wide, the enraptured smile and amazed laugh – all these are the outward signs of inspiration. But what does it truly mean to be inspired, inside? What does it take to inspire others?

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