Thoughts on Inspiration

“Breathe Inspiration, Exhale Doubt,
Return to the Beginning,
In through the nose,
Out through the mouth.”

~Pax / Geoffrey Stewart (c) 2004

So, as someone who believes in the power of words, especially names I’d like to talk a little bit today about inspiration. Let’s start with a deffinition…

“Main Entry: in·spi·ra·tion

Function: noun1 a : a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation b : the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions c : the act of influencing or suggesting opinions2 : the act of drawing in; specifically : the drawing of air into the lungs3 a : the quality or state of being inspired b : something that is inspired 4 : an inspiring agent or influence “

~Merriam Webster Online

Go ahead and go look up inspire if you like…

So Inspiration comes from Inspire which comes from the Latin prefix (In) added to (spirer) “breathe” So inspiration is a breathing in of Spirit, or Ideas. We cannot choose to be inspired, although we can certainly seek after it.

Ok, I have tried three times now to finish this post, but for some reason Blogger is NOT cooperating… I will leave this alone for now and try to write something fuller later. In the meantime I will encourage all of you to seek after Inspiration


One thought on “Thoughts on Inspiration

  1. Tracie the Red

    Given that “holy” means “whole” – this gives a whole (haha) new meaning to the words “holy spirit” doesn’t it??

    It gives a whole new meaning to Jesus’ statement to Nicodemus: “You must be born of water and the Spirit.” Hmmmm! Water and air! ::raises eyebrow::

    Could he have meant by “water” the amniotic fluid or possibly intutition – and by “air” the mind, the rational faculties??

    Oooooohhh….the possibilities.

    If Christians only knew.

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