Why We Need To Be Inspired

We all need a little inspiration at different points in our lives – to lift us up from routine, help us meet life’s challenges and push us towards our potential.

Inspiration can give us vision – opening windows to new possibilities: what we can do with our lives and what we can do. It is a lens that transforms what we see in the mirror, in the face of another and our perspective of the future.

It can give us courage – to persevere in the face of illness, misfortune, failure and loss; and to do what we know to be right.

What would life be without inspiration?

It would be like childhood without magic, families without love, working without meaning and living without passion.

We’d be diminished by age with each passing year, surrender to chronic health conditions, be defeated by disability and leave this life with a whisper.

There would be no path to follow, no beacon to guide us, and no hope to climb higher or run faster.

There would be no reason to find that little extra within our hearts and give more of our selves to the rest of the world.

Next: Who inspires you?

On Saturday, November 17th, Century House in New Westminster will be celebrating Inspiration Day. Recharge your life with inspirational words, laughter yoga and live comedy. A $5 ticket covers refreshments and door prizes. I’ll be presenting the keynote, “Be Inspired . . . And Inspire Others: Achieving Our Positive Potential.” For more information, contact Century House at (604) 519-1066.



About Davidicus Wong

I am a family physician. I write a weekly newspaper column, Healthwise for the Vancouver Courier, Burnaby Now, Royal City Record and Richmond News.
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