Spirare is the Latin for to breathe and inspirare is inspired. Many other cultures express the connection with the breath, elevation and upliftment. The connection between the body and spirit is made because not only are the Lungs the highest organs in the body but they also connect with the most rarefied of substances – air.
A lack of inspiration goes with being unmotivated. Great explorers, inventors and people who push boundaries do so because they were inspired to find another way. The complacency and stagnancy of maintaining the status quo can then be challenged or swept aside. Finding meaning and purpose in our lives depends on our ability to connect with a high ideal. For some the sensitivity required to bring the spiritual, artistic and more emotional aspects into their lives can be too confronting and they become a workaholic to avoid these area.
Love is not enough, intelligence is not enough, powerful strength is not enough. You may put everything on one side of the scale, but if you are missing gratitude you shall lose.’