Who would be against daily inspiration? A life full of creativity, openness, resourcefulness and an abiding belief in a better world? Here’s a simple yet touching post by Claire Taylor who decided to commit herself to exactly that kind of life and vision – with the help of gratitude and daily practice of Transcendental Meditation.
Now that I’ve committed to 365 days of The Inspiration Way I feel that I must get out and do things and be open to opportunities. When I’m out I feel compelled to make connections with people because I believe that life is about relationships and that great relationships are imperative to living the life of your dreams.
First moment of daily inspiration:
a breakfast meeting
Today I went to a breakfast meeting in London. There were three speakers all of whom I found inspiring. At the end of the meeting everyone in the audience seemed to be rushing back to business. Leaving was the easiest thing for me to do too because I had no compelling questions for the speakers. I got up and turned towards the door. Then my inspired-self said, “go back and connect with somebody.” So I turned around and went to chat with two of the speakers. I told them how much I enjoyed their presentations and took their business cards. There’s nothing better, when you’ve presented, than for somebody to come and tell you how much they enjoyed your talk, so although I didn’t want anything specific from these speakers I had something to give-appreciation. I left glad that I had connected with people.
In the evening I had intended to be at an event in London but having been up since 5.15 am I was too tired to do the two-hour trip back into the city. I had an alternative opportunity and that was to go to a meditation group, as I’ve recently been trained to do Transcendental Meditation. I quickly wrote to Linda who invited me. “Is it too late to book in?” I asked. “No of course not, come along,” she responded.
Second moment of daily inspiration:
an afternoon session of Transcendental Meditation
At 7.30 pm I arrived and found that twelve meditators were booked in and gradually they arrived. We met each other and after some brief conversation we enjoyed a wonderful meditation together. Then we watched a DVD of Mahareshi Mahesh Yogi talking about meditation and it was strangely engaging and yet hypnotic. Finally we had tea and biscuits and chatted together about how meditation works in our lives and then we allowed the conversation to meander to other topics.
There I was in that cosy room with a group of warm and charming people that I had never met before, but already we were all creating new friends. It was the second group of new people I was lucky enough to meet in one day. Reaching-out to connect, with no particular goal in mind, is living in the inspiration way and it’s a must because they won’t come knocking on your door.
— Claire Taylor
This post was first published on Claire’s website under the title “They won’t come knocking for you”