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Accessing Happiness through the Power of Inspiration

Accessing Happiness through the Power of Inspiration


“The positive thinker see the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible. ” ~ Anonymous

One of the most powerful tools for accessing happiness is inspiration. Inspiration is a direct connection to the invisible force within you, which allows you to “feel the intangible and achieve the impossible.”

It doesn’t matter what inspires you, it only matter that you are inspired and like all things of the spirit, happiness, joy, or love, what inspires you is unique to you.

All you need do is make the decision to spend more time seeking out inspiration.

You can connect with people that are in alignment with their true-selves, people that are of a “higher-vibration.” How will you know them? Use your intuition. You’ll feel good when you’re around them, there will be an easy, light manner about them and you will find yourself inspired to be a better person in their presence.

Another way to seek out inspiration is to read about inspiring people. Here again, those that inspire you is subjective; maybe it’s someone historical, a spiritual leader or teacher or it could be someone as close as a family member. This is another place to hone your intuitive skills, go where you are drawn.

Immerse yourself in inspirational media. There are TV programs that inspire, videos on You Tube, DVD’s and of course, books and articles.

I came across this wonderfully inspiring story about a man in India

Almost five decade ago, a landless farmer Dashrath Manjhi from Gahlor Ghati, of Gaya (a district of Bihar) resolved to end the difficulties of his villagers by shouldering a near impossible task of slitting a 300-feet-high hill apart to create a one-km passage.

His village would nestle in the lap of rocky hills for which villagers would often face gigantic troubles for crossing small distance between Atri and Wazirganj, the outskirts of Gaya town.

He started hammering the hill in early 1959 in the memory of his wife, who could not be taken to the nearest health care center on time for the immediate treatment as the nearest road that connected them to the city was 50km long.

He knew his voice will not create any reaction in the deaf ear of the government; therefore, Dashrath chose to accomplish this Herculean task alone. He sold his goats to purchase chisel, rope and a hammer.

People would call him mad and eccentric spirited with no idea of his plans. Unfazed by his critics’ discouraging remarks, Dashrath hammered consistently for 22 long years to shorten the distance from 50km to 10km between Atri and Wazirganj.

The day came when he stepped through a flat passage — about one-km long and 16-feet wide — to his dream, ‘the other side of the hill’.

After this impossible accomplishment, Dashrath Manjhi became popular as the ‘mountain man’. On August 18, 2007, he breathed his last after fighting cancer at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He got state burial on the following Saturday evening.

“When I started hammering the hill, people called me a lunatic but that steeled my resolve.” Dashrath Manjhi

Read on to learn the 6 invaluable and inspirational lessons this legend has to offer you.

The other “tools” of happiness like, kindness, gratitude, generosity of spirit, an open heart, being at peace, living in passion or living your truth, are increased and increased by inspiration. Inspiration has the ability to move us to greater expressions of all of these attributes.

Because inspiration, like happiness, flows simultaneously in two directions; when you are inspired you become at the same time inspiring. Try it. Immerse yourself in an inspiring experience and then, while the feeling are still reverberating through you, connect with other people, or with any living creatures, and observe the effect.
Feel the intangible and achieve the impossible,” let inspiration be your path to happiness. It’s easy and it works.

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