1. arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity;
2. a product of your creative thinking and work;
3. a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem;
4. arousing to a particular emotion or action;
5. the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
– Ghandi

Past Inspirations

“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”
– John A. Shedd

“Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes and the grass grows by itself.”
– Lewis Mumford (1895-1990)

“Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.”
– Alan Alda

“A day without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search for truth and perfection is a poverty stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.”
– Lewis Mumford (1895-1990)

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
– Henry Ford

“There are countless ways of achieving greatness, but any road to achieving one’s maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.”
– Buck Rodgers

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
– Patanjali

“Do not be too moral; you may miss out on much life. Aim high above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.”
– Henry Ford

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.”
– Thoreau

“Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit.”
– Mary Lou Retton

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.”
– Anonymous

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to whatever light I have.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Be yourself. Who else is better qualified?”
– Frank J. Giblin II

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
– William A. Ward

“Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.”
– George Soros

“I am one of the lucky people in the world. I found something that I’ve always wanted to do and I’ve enjoyed every single minute of it.”
– Johnny Carson

“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.“
– Nietzsche

“Don’t be too proud to take lessons. I’m not.”
– Jack Nicklaus

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
– John F. Kennedy

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”
– Sigmund Freud