Have you ever found something that gave you inspiration? Of course you have! Something that made you want to learn more, just seemed to feel right, and raised your energy. Maybe it was someone that said or wrote something that spurred you on a path toward your goals and dreams? Even if you didn’t necessarily know what your goals or dreams were at the time.
It may have felt like this inspiring person or thing had a higher resonance or energy which inspiringly pulled you toward wanting to be the best you could be. It was like having that connection gave you more energy, or even a higher vibration for you to move forward. For some people it could be a teacher, an author, an inspiring book, a movie, a friend, or something like nature or a specific item in nature.
I want to share a poem I wrote about 10 years ago that speaks to what I am talking about. I have been inspired by many things through the years. Some personal examples are books, movies, authors as well as nature. They have in their own way given me energy, hope, guidance and optimism. This poem speaks of an inspiring totem to this particular boy. A totem that gave him hope, energy, and a reason to move forward toward his goals and dreams.
There once was a boy who would look up in the sky
And focus his stare on the moon
He would ponder and think of the many ways
He could live his life in full bloom
His wishes and dreams known only to him
Were exciting and real in his head
Dreams of travel and adventure would swirl around
Until he fell softly asleep in his bed
The moon to him was a giant friend
To dream upon, which set him free
Free to think and grow and learn
Free for him to just be he
His moon was inspiring, a bright shining star
This sent his spirits to flight
When feeling low he’d look high in the sky
And then soon would be feeling alright!
His friendship with the moon helped plant a seed
Down deep inside his soul
This gave him the courage to be who he wished
And of his life take control
So believe in yourself and always keep on
With the help of your friends like the moon
The power is there, just open your mind
It will all come together quite soon!
Copyright G. Brian Benson 2002
What inspires you? What gives you a reason to look toward your future in optimism and hope? Who or what makes you want to become a better person? Find as many as these things as you can and keep them close…they are invaluable fuel.
G. Brian Benson (www.gbrianbenson.com) is a multiple award-winning author, award-winning filmmaker, actor, speaker, musician, entrepreneur, workshop facilitator, finisher of over 50 triathlons (including 4 Ironman distance races), cross-country bicyclist, inspirational poet and committed advocate of helping others be the best that they can be. Brian currently finished a movie project that he wrote, produced and acted in called Guitar Man that was filmed in downtown Reno, Nevada. The movie was written by Brian with the idea of sharing the messages ‘that we all have a lot in common’ and ‘that our true gifts reside within ourselves.’ It recently won an honorable mention prize in the 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards. Brian is the author of five books, (Brian’s List and the eBooks The Art of Balance, Onward and Upward, Cave Man No More! and Discover Your True Self). His first book Brian’s List – 26 1/2 Easy To Use Ideas On How To Live A Fun, Balanced, Healthy Life! was the winner of a 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Self-Help category. It was also an Award-Winning Finalist in the Self-Help Motivational Category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News” Brian considers himself an everyman who has learned how to trust his intuition and listen to his heart which has led him to follow his goals and dreams and make them reality! A graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in Worksite Health Promotion, as well as CTA (Coach Training Alliance), Benson lives in Reno, Nevada. In his free time he enjoys hiking, creative endeavors, acting, improv, sports, movies, travel, writing, hanging out with his son and playing the delta blues on his guitar.
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