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The Eight Elements of Inspiration – Necessity

All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be ROUSED to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort.

- Anna C. Brackett

We’re busy. We have many demands on our time. We have our own lives to live, and present concerns outweigh numinous calls to action from distant causes. Sometimes, a well-designed ad or YouTube video will pique our interest, and we’ll spend a few minutes taking a look. But how often does that turn into real action? If we’re honest, how frequently do we rouse ourselves from the demands of the everyday to do something about a cause which matters?

Not often.

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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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