Be Inspired So You Have Inspiration to Give

Be Inspired So You Have Inspiration to Give

By Donna Vail

Inspiration is not something we can force upon ourselves. It grabs us, we don’t grab it. Are you motivated or inspired? Being motivated is using resources outside of ourselves and exerting drive and ambition to make something we want happen. Inspiration is quite the opposite, grabbing a hold of us when we least expect it and carrying us to where we’re meant to go and what we’re meant to do, our life purpose.

Being motivated and pushing can begin to get stressful and feel yucky. We’re not acting in a natural state of being. When you set yourself up to receive inspiration you enter the flow and all the resistance falls away. You’re left with a feeling of contentment and joy. You’re amazed because everything grows into something greater than you ever imagined.

This can be the difference between a day filled with stress and a day filled with joy when you are working, parenting, and homeschooling. There are many great demands however our job is to filter through those and find what our focus needs to be on then let go of the rest.

One of Gandhi’s most illuminating observations was that “there is more to life than increasing its speed.” This is great advice for simplifying your life.

What can you do to attract inspiration? Keep practicing your daily habits that support living inspired, maintain an open mind and heart then allow for what shows up. Everything is always for the highest good of all, a lesson to improve, to Love More, Live More  and Learn More.
About Donna Vail  

Donna Vail is an education-parenting specialist, coach, mompreneur, homeschooling mother of six children, author and founder of An Inspired Education. She helps families create a lifestyle of true freedom by balancing education, work and life through self-education, entrepreneurship and inspiration. She is a highly sought after consultant for her successful guidance and resources that enable parents to let go of traditional parenting and education models, creating a lifestyle of learning where the whole family flourishes. You can find more of her resources at

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