The Nature Of Life

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Sometimes I am asked the question who inspires me. I have to confess, that I have great difficulties to answer this question, albeit it seems pretty simple.

I have met many people who inspired me. And I have also encountered inspiring work of people. The wisdom, love, humour and deep insight into the nature of things that can be found in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, for example, or the life and wisdom of the Dalai Lama, and how he despite all the adversaries he has seen managed to maintain playfulness in his life. And then there are the many people I met during everyday-life – on parties, in pubs, in the bus, who each in their own way are exceptional. Some of the gifts I received from those encounters I will always remember in detail – like the smile of a stranger – a lady, who was getting on the bus I stepped out of when I was really having a bad day. Her smile was so beautiful and coming directly from the heart, that I found my own smile, again, and I believe this has saved me, that day. Or like another lady I knew from a pub I visited regularly who during one of our rare but deep conversations said to me: „Why, Steffi, just go ahead and make yourself a little big.“ This sentence, coming from her heart to mine, changed my life for the better, and luckily I even had the chance to let her know that, years later.

Those are some examples of people who inspired me. But here is the thing: basically, everybody I have encountered has inspired me in one way or the other. In some cases, it was a joy to get inspired and in other cases it was a struggle. Yet, there is inspiration in all encounters.

Over all, I would have to say, who inspires me most is Mother Nature. In Nature, there is no judgement and the encounters are always pure and direct. The insights I find through them come to me in simplicity, yet they often are, in a way, all-encompassing.

And maybe that is what I find inspiring in encounters with people, too, to learn about the nature of people, the nature of things. Learning how to experience a pure and direct connection to myself, my inner guidance as well as to the world around me.

Not all people seem to be seeking this kind of connection. But every encounter can teach me something about it.

And albeit I prefer the pleasant ones, I have to be grateful for all of these encounters, as they inspired me to become the person I am, today.

Who is someone that inspires you and why?

Are you ready to shine a bright light of awareness on the path of beingness, today?

Much Love,
This blog post has been inspired by the WordPress Bloganuary 2022 prompt of day six:
Who is someone that inspires you and why?
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