Inspiration …

an awe inspiring snowscape ...

an awe inspiring snowscape … (click the picture to enlarge)

During silence the interrupts are much louder. They are deeper. They have an influence. They always have a subconscious influence I suppose, but there is no way of knowing this. Interrupts most often seem to come from desire, closely related to will, our sense of self-determination. But there are many other interrupts …

Interrupts are not thoughts or opinions, but they are sometimes a task manager: things to do and not to forget, there are interrupts of sadness and there are interrupts of inspiration, …

In silence I notice them, but the only interrupt acted upon, is that interrupt that asks: “where is the silence?” … the other interrupts are seen without automaton to act. When they are observed, they do not lose their power. What happens to their energy? Perhaps they come back after a certain interval of time?

If I want to open up the meditation, I can jot down fragments of inspiration. A fragment does not disturb the silence. A fragment can later become an entry in a diary or even a blog post.

Watching the silence, I notice that inspiration comes without thoughts. It doesn’t look like a desire. It looks more like a long-distance-connector, a telepathic micro message, … coming from nowhere and everywhere at the same time.

There is something that brings inspiration. Who is doing this? Who is the one having inspiration without thoughts?

There is a 2nd person singular somewhere to which we can ask many things. Often this yields what the mind wants to see from it because the eye of mind is tuned to the expectation. However there is another side to it, rendering the impossible coincidences that give our lives different perspectives again and again.
When talking to this Person, words are useless, and so are thoughts. We have to speak the language of longing and love to receive Love. We have to speak the language of inspiration, to receive Inspiration. This language comes not from the brain, but from the ‘heart’.

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27 thoughts on “Inspiration …

  1. I love this post … for many reasons including the stunning image you chose for it. It is stunning in its solitude and its stoicism. The last lines are the ones I subscribe to it freely: ‘We have to speak the language of longing and love to receive Love. We have to speak the language of inspiration, to receive Inspiration. This language comes not from the brain, but from the ‘heart’.

    Thank you,
    Daniela

    • I’m trying to find out … answer will come, perhaps later, perhaps sooner.
      Right now i’m investigating desire, … most of desire becomes an interrupt.
      Whether desire can become an inspiration … likely, like a stealth fighter through the subconscious. 🙂

  2. No wonder I’ve not ever seen Bert’s posts pop up in my reader; I wasn’t following you. This “follow” business is suss, it’s like WP’s reader picks and chooses which follows should remain tabbed.

    Sweet article, Bert. I like your ideas of silence.

    • Thank you for visiting and for the encouraging appreciation of ideas.

      Thx for the follow – it sometimes happens that a click on the like button, shifts to unfollow.
      WP-reader has its issues. I use google reader now, but this is a temporary solution since it will be discontinued from the first of july.

  3. I too have discovered that inspiration is not produced by cogitation. It’s spontaneous and without doubt your article reveals this truth is one that we both share. Thank you so much for sharing your insights, Bert. Though I’m not a frequent commenter I do appreciate them all.

  4. Lately I find sitting in meditation accesses the inspiration which would make sense in your paradigm: inspiration comes from no thought. Or is that wrong? And what is the voice that talks to a second person singular and tells us we should or should not do a certain thing, not conscience which is I think from thought, but intuition. Does that come from no thought, from heart? Trying to sort this out.
    Really interesting post and beautiful photo.

    • Well, “inspiration does not come from thought” would be more correct. I think that our thoughts make inspiration, intuition and awareness unheard. Try having a conversation while standing next to someone digging with a pneumatic hammer. Our constant thinking and opinionating make it much more difficult for the subtle messages like intuition and inspiration, but also some emotions and even feelings like hunger and thirst to come forward.
      The 2nd person singular is prayer. Externalized meditation as it were.
      We see Universe in the 3th person singular, but there is nothing wrong with talking to God.

  5. I read yours twice. It’s a bit hard? or complicated for me to understand but roughly I caught what u wanna say. Well, I agree this idea “, but there is no way of knowing this. Interrupts most often seem to come from desire, closely related to will, our sense of self-determination. ” When it comes to inspiration..for me..umm..when I try to get some of it, it really doesn’t appear, but sometimes I get it – it comes without thoughts!

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