"It is necessary to the happiness of a person that they be mentally faithful to themselves."
"First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do."-Epictetus
What do you envision for yourself? Do many of you talk yourself out of that vision because it seems impossible right now? Don't think so much just do. Begin to act as if what you would like to become is already your reality. According to Dr. Wayne Dyer, this is a wonderful way to set into motion the forces that will collaborate with you to make your dreams come true.
What is obvious and in our seen world takes form and from this you will receive IN-FORMATION. When you move to spirit or our unseen world you will receive IN-SPIRATION. And it is this world of inspiration that will guide you to access anything you would like to have in your life.
What does it mean to you to become inspired? The word INSPIRE originates from the words IN and SPIRIT. More than 2,000 years ago an ancient teacher named Patanjali suggested that inspiration involves a mind that transcends all limitations, thoughts that break all their bonds, and a consciousness that expands in every direction.
So how can you become inspired? Place your thoughts on what it is you would like to become--an artist, a musician, a computer programmer, a dentist, or whatever. In your thoughts, begin to picture yourself having the skills to do these things. NO DOUBTS. ONLY A KNOWING. Then begin acting as if these things were already your reality. In this way, you're getting out in front of yourself and taking charge of your own destiny at the same time that you're cultivating inspiration.
The more you see yourself as what you would like to become, the more inspired you are.
Dyer, W. Secrets for Success and Inner Peace. Pgs. 119-121.