“Very few people or companies can clearly articulate why they do what they do. By why I mean your purpose, cause or belief—why does your company exist? why do you get out of bed every morning? And why should anyone care?”
—Simon Sinek (Start with Why)
The Yogic Practice of Pranayama
The word inspired can be translated as “infused with spirit”. It’s a natural state of being that is rich with possibility.
One way to tap into inspiration is through the yogic practice of pranayama (breathwork). As we inhale (inspire) we draw in prana or chi, and through the exhale we can consciously release (expire) those things are no longer useful, letting go of what holds us back. Through this practice we tap into our vitality and establish a natural sense of flow.
The Age of Instant Gratification
Our modern times have afforded us vast amounts of information and a multitude of ways to interact. Our default tendency is to overindulge on these riches and favour short-term gratification over deeper, more fulfilling pursuits.
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest that you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
— Robert Louis Stevenson