TIME OUT ………. Inspiration Explosion


Over the last few weeks, I could not help but notice the frequency with which the word “inspiration” is now being used in our vocabulary.  Not a day goes by in which the word does not receive visibility via written word and/or auditory communication.   That said, I decided to explore the definitions provided for the term “inspiration”, in order to determine what is in fact the quest that we are all now on.

Definition of INSPIRATION

  • An idea: notion, hunch or whim.
  • A stimulant to creative action: stimulus, motivation,
  • The act of drawing in, especially the inhalation of air into the lungs
  • The act or power of exercising an elevating or stimulating influence upon the intellect or emotions; the result of such influence which quickens or stimulates; as, the inspiration of occasion, of art, etc. 
  • A supernatural divine influence on the prophets, apostles, or sacred writers, by which they were qualified to communicate moral or religious truth with authority; a supernatural influence which qualifies men to receive and communicate divine truth; also, the truth communicated.
  • Divine guidance or influence exerted directly on the mind and soul of humankind.
  • The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative: “flashes of inspiration”.
  • Stimulation of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity.

So is it that we are seeking an external stimulus to drive us to action, to keep us functioning throughout the day?


 Many of my friends look forward to receiving their daily inspirational quotes and if truth be told, I am also an unconscious and sometimes conscious author and seeker of inspirations for the day.  The reality is that today’s fast paced environment leaves little time for us to rejuvenate and recharge our energies.  It requires a stimulant not found in sleep, but rather through the pursuit of our purpose and a daily reminder that the path to finding our purpose is indeed winding, with unfriendly obstacles along the way.

Sustaining the initial impact of our daily inspiration requires that we take several “Time Out” intervals during the day, to internalise and inculcate the messages received in the inspiration into our DNA – we must enjoy and experience the inhalation.  So when next you pull up your daily inspiration in the morning, spend a few minutes breathing in and out and really feel it becoming part of what you know as fact, what you are and how you act. Have a truly inspirational week!!!

Judy Joseph Mc Sween is the Business Intuitive/CEO of Meredith Mc Sween International – using Untapped Knowledge to facilitate internal transformation in individuals, teams and organisations. Contact Judy for information on her “Time Out Personal and Corporate Interventions” Email judy@meredithmcsween.com or call 684 9827


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