Why meditate? Will it help you with the problem you want to solve?
I’ve been doing twice-weekly online meditation gatherings for 4 ½ years and been teaching meditation for over 25 years. There are a host of reasons I could give you for “why meditate now, more than ever” (inner peace, resilience, better health, clarity, enhanced creativity).
Instead, let’s look at meditation in the service of innovation.
Inspiration in the Service of Innovation
Yesterday I interviewed renowned author and biologist, Rupert Sheldrake, for Wisdom Talk Radio. He said, “If you are going to believe that you can be inspired, you have to believe that there is something that can inspire you.”
In the old mechanistic view of the universe, there was no greater consciousness to be accessed. With the most recent research in physics and the nature of the universe, it has been demonstrated that consciousness exists throughout nature, indeed, throughout the cosmos. When we are in relationship with the source of creation, then we have something from which to be inspired.
Inspiration is, quite literally, breathing in. What if you could breathe in from the consciousness of a higher intelligence? If this intelligence were the universal field of energy of which we are a part, then we can receive answers that are beyond our ordinary consciousness. They are “beyond” only until those answers become part of us. Then we get to bring these ideas into form, as the solution to what was needed.
Be Inspired for Your Whole Life
Think of what your life would be like if you could be inspired in every moment. With each breath that you take, there is connection. You feel the flow.
Inspiration is the act of co-creation. We are co-creating with the Universe, by that which we wish to be inspired. In our humanness, we are the ones who must act.
The Source of our inspiration cannot act upon the world. Only we can do that. So if we sit and wait for inspiration to strike, and then do nothing with it, then we haven’t done our part in the co-creation equation.
Going within. Inspiration. Action. Each element is required for innovation.
We can move through life in this state of co-creation, so that we are living life in a state of inspiration. When you “forget”, you can “remember” with your very next breath.
Discover your Creative Innovator Style!
Why would you want to know that? Because trying to innovate in ways that fight your natural way of creating, could be what’s standing in the way of turning your ideas into reality. Click here to take the quiz now: Creative Innovator Quiz
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