Hellerwork Theme Month: Inspiration

January 24, 2011

There’s good reason why people are still flocking to seminars put on by people like Anthony Robbins. He inspires people to find out Why they live, what motivates them. In our fast paced world, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of iPhones, Volkswagens and Facebook status reports. It’s easy to lose sight of why we really live.

Imagine yourself on your death bed. You are aware you have very short time left to live, maybe less than a minute. What flashes through your mind? Any regrets…not of what you did do…but of anything “left undone”? As they say, you can’t take it with you. If there is something you have been putting off, for whatever reason, start now. Write down what you want to do, do a visualization meditation or pick up the phone—do something in the direction of your desire.

In my most recent survey, I found 65% of the respondents answered, I play some, but would like do it more regularly.” No one answered, “I play too much and other areas of my life suffer for it.” Many people think of play as extraneous, something to do when work is done or only on weekends. What if play were as vital to your quality of life as breathing air? How much time does it take to breathe? I mention this because play is where we naturally express our own feelings of inspiration. For some, it’s barreling down a mountain on skis or a mountain bike and others it’s reading or making art.

Whatever you are feeling inspired to do, be or have, begin it now. If you’re the type who easily gets distracted, call a friend and tell them of your intention. Ask them to ask you in a month how you’re progress is. If you’re making progress, celebrate! If you’re finding yourself stuck, without beating yourself up over it, spend a few minutes discussing where you are stuck and what you need to do to move forward.

Body Note: Find more inspiration in your life and your breathing will improve, guaranteed. Works the other way around, too.


This post marks the beginning of a series of fun and thoughtful posts based upon the 11 Themes of Hellerwork Structural Integration. Next month, the theme will be Standing on your own Two Feet.

Thank you to everyone who answered my short survey on Inspiration. Didn’t get the invite? Email me to receive future survey invites for the 2011 series of themes.

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Connie January 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Re: Anthony Robbins: He helped me, through his book, to find a focus when I was hard pressed to see a reason.

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