Get Inspired Table of Contents
Get Inspired is a series consisting of 4 parts.
Wisdom comes in many forms, but insightful and impassioned thoughts can always be shared with one another in the form of language; words formed from sparks of inspiration and etched as timeless messages in the pages of history.
Learn From Language
Use this introspective time of year to reflect on wisdom from the hearts and minds of others. Create a quote book to keep all the thoughts, phrases, poetry and prose that inspire you. It can be like a scrapbook or journal, with creative drawings and clippings, or you can just let the language speak for itself.
Write It Out
With the widespread use of computers and mobile devices, we don’t use pens and paper to write very often. There seems to be more continuity in the act of writing than in the act of typing, like the strokes of a pen are more soulful than keystrokes—more deliberate and meaningful, connected and fulfilling. You will find that re-writing quotes in your book will give you more time to absorb them than just simply reading them, hearing them, or cut-pasting them into your word processor.
Spread The Words
Quote books can also make great gifts, and this allows you to share what inspires you with the people that you love. Write a few of your favorite quotes in the first few pages of a blank book and give the quote book to someone you care about—someone who you want to share inspiration with. You can start the creative spark for them, and then they can add to their book in the blank pages that follow.
“Thinking cannot be clear till it has had expression. We must write, or speak, or act our thoughts, or they will remain in a half torpid form. Our feelings must have expression, or they will be as clouds, which, till they descend in rain, will never bring up fruit or flower. So it is with all the inward feelings; expression gives them development. Thought is the blossom; language the opening bud; action the fruit behind it.” — H.W. Beecher