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The Ultimate Treasure of Life 'Inspiration'

By: Shanjoy Mairembam *



Without a cause, there can't be an effect. So, anything around us happens because of a cause. An idea will remain only in philosophy unless it's executed. There is life on the physical body, only when it has the soul.

Thus, in spite of the presence of all the resources on an individual, like strength, talent, skills, and intelligence, etc, nothing worth without the magic word "Inspiration".

For something to happen, for something to realize, for something to achieve in this world, "To get inspired" is the key value that every individual must strive hard to make all the difference.

Human beings are smarter and more intelligent than other living beings, because we are continuous learner. When the learning stops, the individual is no more in sink with the world. When an individual grows up, he/she is not sure what is destined for him/her. Everyone expects someone to come and tell what he/she is expected to be in their life-time.

All the great people we have seen so far have tried by self reasoning what skills they possess, what passion they have, and what extra qualities they own. So, the first step on any individual who wishes to make an imprint in this world needs to understand the extra resources that he/she possesses since birth till date.

Skills and knowledge come only out of experience. But, gathering them too requires another key value called "passion" to learn. Thus, our education we had so far, our communication with everyone, our relationship with people around us, etc are the means of getting the resources that we possess today. So, the onus of trying to understand what EXTRA the individual possesses that will define him/her remains with self.

Secondly, having a purpose for the task to be executed is the main step once an individual realize own worth. So, it's similar to igniting the light on the lamp whose main purpose is to bring about brightness on darkness.

Imagine there is a brand new car filled with everything that needs the car to drive. But, interestingly, that car will move only when the driver decides to drive it in the direction that will take him/her to the destination.

Similarly, we may have got enough potential within us to realize various wonderful ideas. But, to take control of self to execute those ideas into action, we need something to excite our will to do the task. And that excitement happens because of something that can inspire us.

Finally, the question comes up How to get inspired?

Every individual has a different way of thinking. So, it differs how every great people had got inspired in their life-time which made them to remember as what they are as of today. And it is not necessarily true that we also will get similarly inspired by following their way of living and principles of life; but to read their biographies & their ideas do will help us to shape our personalities.

Interestingly, 'Music' is one of the finest inspirational things that can hugely impact our instincts at the moment of need. As an example this may be the reason we have national anthem in most countries worldwide.

And moreover, we use to get something amazing being felt at our conscience at the sound of a particular musical tune. Similarly, someone can get inspired via various ways, which one of our five senses eyes, skin, nose, ear, and mouth can feel the spirit.

The journey of self discovery has already started for everyone since birth. Now, it's up to the individual to try to find what EXTRA does one possesses that can make a difference among the crowd, and the way to get self inspired.

Only those who can understand these two criteria will be remembered as 'The Man of principles" and he/she will gain self dignity from everyone around.


* Shanjoy Mairembam contributes to e-pao.net regularly. The writer can be contacted at shan_mairembam(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)in . This article was webcasted on January 06th, 2008.


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