If you read the post The Secret Behind The Secret – How We Manifest Reality, you’ll know that I had a major, ginormous insight just before the holidays, part of which was the subject of that post. I also promised to give you more of that insight in the new year and I finally managed to get my head on straight enough to do a video. As you’ll see, I’m still barely able to contain myself when talking about this subject. I just connect with that energy again and it all comes bubbling out, which is, ironically, kind of the point today…
Watch this short (I know!!! I finally managed to make a short video!) video to get my insight and maybe receive a little charge of energy:
There’s a difference between teaching others (imparting information) and really, truly inspiring others.
Imagine that we’re all part of a huge crowd of people, like at a giant music festival. You’re in the center of that crowd and you’ve set the intention to help and inspire others.
You can listen to the conversations of people passing you by, and whenever you see a chance to “inspire”, you can vomit your knowledge all over them. The grand majority of people won’t appreciate this kind of unsolicited help and will tell you, um, to go make love to yourself.
Using this method, you may find a few people here and there who will actually be helped by your words, and you MAY find one or two people in a lifetime who will actually be inspired. Maybe.
You can grab a soapbox and a megaphone and shout your “wisdom” into the crowd. Over time, some people will gather to listen to you. Some of them will be genuinely interested while others will simply have stopped to listen because they don’t have anything better to do. A few of those who have gathered will genuinely learn something from you and perhaps, a percentage of those will be inspired by you. You’ll inspire a larger number of people than by talking to people one by one, but is this really the best way?
You can get rid of the soap box and megaphone and bring out a boombox instead. You turn on the boom box and play your favorite song. You know the one – that song that when you hear it, you can’t sit still. That song that just MAKES you get up and dance. And so, you listen to the music and you start to move your body. You don’t care if anyone’s watching or what they think of you. You don’t care if your dance moves look good. They feel good and that’s all that matters. And as you dance your dance, you’re filled with joy and passion. You can feel the energy and life coursing through you. You’re fully switched on and connected. You have this big, stupid grin on your face, because you can’t help it. You’re fully enjoying the moment.
The people that see you dancing your dance will be inspired by you – not because of your dance moves or the music. They will want what you have – they will want to feel the way you’re feeling. This is what happens when we see an Olympic athlete win the gold, or when we see a Jazz musician in the middle of an epic jam session. We can’t help but tap our feet and bop up and down, even if we don’t like jazz. It’s not the music we’re responding to, but the energy of the person who is fully connected. We’re not inspired to learn to play an instrument. We’re inspired to do whatever switches us on, to follow our own dream.
Because when you dance your dance, when you fully immerse yourself in the energy of the moment and let your passion course through you, you inspire others – not to learn your dance moves or to follow you, but to dance their own dance. And THAT’S how you inspire others.
What inspires you? Do you have the courage to dance your own dance? Share in the comments!