Thoughts on Inspiration

“Breathe Inspiration, Exhale Doubt,
Return to the Beginning,
In through the nose,
Out through the mouth.”

~Pax / Geoffrey Stewart (c) 2004

So, as someone who believes in the power of words, especially names I’d like to talk a little bit today about inspiration. Let’s start with a deffinition…

“Main Entry: in·spi·ra·tion

Function: noun1 a : a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation b : the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions c : the act of influencing or suggesting opinions2 : the act of drawing in; specifically : the drawing of air into the lungs3 a : the quality or state of being inspired b : something that is inspired 4 : an inspiring agent or influence “

~Merriam Webster Online http://www.m-w.com/

Go ahead and go look up inspire if you like…

So Inspiration comes from Inspire which comes from the Latin prefix (In) added to (spirer) “breathe” So inspiration is a breathing in of Spirit, or Ideas. We cannot choose to be inspired, although we can certainly seek after it.
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Ok, I have tried three times now to finish this post, but for some reason Blogger is NOT cooperating… I will leave this alone for now and try to write something fuller later. In the meantime I will encourage all of you to seek after Inspiration

Peace,
Pax

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One thought on “Thoughts on Inspiration

  1. Given that “holy” means “whole” – this gives a whole (haha) new meaning to the words “holy spirit” doesn’t it??

    It gives a whole new meaning to Jesus’ statement to Nicodemus: “You must be born of water and the Spirit.” Hmmmm! Water and air! ::raises eyebrow::

    Could he have meant by “water” the amniotic fluid or possibly intutition – and by “air” the mind, the rational faculties??

    Oooooohhh….the possibilities.

    If Christians only knew.

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