Robin’s Inspiring Raves: Surprisingly Inspiring

This is my Hawaii Time.  Every summer, I spend 5 or 6 weeks in Hawaii.  The island is a second home to me. I am sitting in the open lobby of a resort, feeling the island breeze, watching the palm trees sway, and seeing the different colors of the ocean as sun lowers in the bluest-of-blue skies. It is one of my favorite places. I feel the inspiration and creativity flowing.  What is the source of my inspiration and creativity?

None of the above.

Maybe I am spoiled or ungrateful. Perhaps I am a can’t-see-the-forest-for-the-trees person. More likely, I am feeling inspired by other things happening around me. People are talking in various tones, taking pictures, texting, working on their computers, laughing, eating and drinking, scolding their children, and gazing at the ocean. I feel the connection, the energy, and the inspiration.

But I am not a “people person.” I am a writer who is inspired by the energy of ordinary people living their lives. They spark my interest, my curiosity, my awe, and some even spark my respect. I like watching people and feeling what lies beneath.  There is my inspiration.

So, I am raving today about the many places and circumstances that can bring inspiration. These places and situations are not always obvious, popular, or logical. But they can be found anywhere.  I am open to inspiration whenever, wherever, and from whatever source. Today, I found inspiration in the midst of strangers and I am surprisingly inspired by their energy.

Where do you find inspiration?


3 Responses to “Robin’s Inspiring Raves: Surprisingly Inspiring”

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    desene animate September 15, 2015 at 4:48 am #

    A round of applause for your blog. Much obliged.

    • Robin Lofton
      Robin Lofton September 16, 2015 at 11:48 am #

      Thanks for your comment and I hope that you keep visiting and reading!

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    Syifa April 29, 2015 at 6:41 am #

    This is a great series of video’s Trevor. It rlaely helps to get some clarity around what inspiration actually is and where is comes from, because for many of us, it can feel very intangible and outside of our control.I found your video’s helped me to identify the times when I feel most inspired which will enable me to actively seek out ways to be inspired in the future.I can see that coming back to these video’s periodically will also be useful because I am sure that new sources of inspiration appear to us all the time and it is probably wise to pause and remind ourselves just how powerful recognising those event and situations can be.Thanks Trevor!

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