I was listening to a book this weekend, driving from one project to another, attempting as always to fill my mind with something new, poignant and relevant, something help inspire or infuriate me. In the book, the author mentioned that as people, we are always living from one of two places: memory or inspiration.
When we are living from memory, each bit of information or experience is passed through the filter of what we have lived through before. Our views form our reality in a very real sense this way, dictating our immediate perspective and reaction to new stimuli.
However, when we choose to live from inspiration, we open ourselves to possibilities in each new day, each new moment. While we still can carry our experiences with us, we are no longer beholden to them. We can see things as a virgin field of snow, trackless and open to adventure.
So, how can we do this? Well, to be honest, it's different for all of us. But the main focus of that is stepping out of your perceptions, your anxieties, and allowing the beauty of the moment to flow and lead you into reverie. There, you will find real inspiration.