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What inspires you?

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The journey of life is all but smooth. Laden with obstacles, bitter relationships, unfavorable situations, many times life frustrates and hurts us. People, situations, health, environment and many other factors impede our progress ahead, testing our tenacity. In such a scenario we have two options. Either give in to it or bounce back resilient and strong, to continue on the path. Obviously the first option is not a great choice. So how does one exercise the second option?

Family and friend’s support means a lot in such situations. They provide a soothing balm on our bruises and help us heal and get over a problem.

But other than people, there are things which provide a cushioning, when blows strike hard on us or when we face a heart breaking situation. Be it books, music, prayers, travel, solitude, they all inspire and motivate us to persevere without giving up.

My ally or inspiration in such times has always been, drowning in some soulful music in solitude. The reflection, introspection and at times letting the tears just flow has always had a cathartic influence on me. With the cobwebs of my mind cleared, it aids in lucidity of coming to a rational decision.

So, today I would like to know, what and not who inspires you when the going gets tough?

82 comments on “What inspires you?

  1. syncwithdeep
    September 10, 2018

    When the going gets tough, i loose myself.. I am my own inspiration. I look back at those cherished memories. It could be a photo, a poem, a dress or anything. I take the help of myself because sometimes i assume when i am left alone with emptiness and if i need an inspiration, why should i take the help of something external when i have it in me..

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 13, 2018

      Your message was sitting in spam Deepa. Hence the delay in replying🙁
      ” I am my own inspiration”! Wow! That’s so wonderful. How many of us can say that? To pull up oneself is a great quality to posses Deepa. Keep it going 👍

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  2. Rêveuse
    September 10, 2018

    Music … 😊

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  3. blindzanygirl
    September 10, 2018

    Music for me too. But also our Scriptures sometimes have words that inspire. I think, for me, it is the knowledge that we can overcome that inspures me ultimately. Great question by the way

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 10, 2018

      So happy to read your thoughts here. Scriptures do carry profound wisdom to bail us out of any situations in life.
      My intention in asking this question was understand how different things inspire people and thus spread this positive vibe across the blogosphere. Thanks so much. 💖

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      • blindzanygirl
        September 10, 2018

        I really liked the question. It made me think, because so many people say that I inspire them (this CAN become a bit of a burden because sometimes you jyst want to be grumply,lol) but I had to think, what inspires ME. In the end I suppise it IS my faith, though even that is stretched at times, but that is what I akways come back to. I think that quotes from other people inspire me, like for instance Mata Angelou. And the brave and courageous actions and attitydes of others in adversity, persecution, oporession, etc. There is so NUCH in this wirld to inspure us. Oh, and nature. Oh YES, nature. That inspures me a LOT. Lovely thread here

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      • radhikasreflection
        September 10, 2018

        I am in awe that you are an inspiration to many. Very few people can do that. 👏👏
        Faith is a strong and beautiful thing to hold on to in life. Yes it can truly work wonders. I am glad that you are such a positive person who sees so much in the world as an inspiration. Stay blessed dear and keep infusing sunshine around. The world needs it 💖

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  4. Ben Aqiba
    September 10, 2018

    That is great question Radhika,

    we all have different motivations, and definitely motivation is energy for our soul. For me, biggest inspiration is change. I like that word, and that state. I like to move forward. always and that is my motivation!

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 10, 2018

      Motivation is energy for the soul….how well said Ben. Change is the only constant and one who embraces this is sure to be more adaptive and positive. Thanks for sharing your inspiration Ben 🙏

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  5. myexpressionofthoughtsblog
    September 10, 2018

    Being in tough times people beneath me who already are facing problems gives me hope and energy that you can do it !! Apart from the support system I have

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  6. Sudalai
    September 10, 2018

    Mostly my family, Radhika. Sometimes a book from nowhere provides me with the answers I seek and inspires this journey.There are many moments that this life unexpectedly showers , a hearty laugh of a child, the never ending waves… Thanks for the question , kept me thinking…

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 10, 2018

      Glad that the question tickled your thinking bud Sudalai. It’s always so wonderful to be at the receiving end of an unexpected blessing.
      I can forget all my sorrow when I listen to a baby’s laughter. Nothing is more refreshing and uplifting than it 😊. Thanks dear. Happy to see you in my space after a long time.

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  7. balroop2013
    September 10, 2018

    I pour all my thoughts into writing, it is so cathartic. Music is a great soother but these are temporary tools. Eventually we have to introspect, accept the setbacks of life and move ahead. A loving partner or a friend could be an inspiring asset at such times.

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 10, 2018

      The solace that writing provides to the troubled mind is truly beyond measure. Once the ripples of tension settles, it is definitely wise get into introspective mode to help us out of the situation and move on. Thanks so much Balroop for your inputs.

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  8. pvcann
    September 10, 2018

    Writing, music, conversation, spirituality, so many possibilities, so much goodness. Great question

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  9. Bhavana Madbhavi
    September 10, 2018

    Loved the post ..😍😘💞 for me I just face it,each and everyone has the same potential and energy if they can why can’t I? I question myself and talk to myself ( self motivation) instead of asking myself why ? I question myself how to overcome it ?? ….🙈🙈the post is fabulous … enjoyed reading I wait for your posts..😍😎

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 10, 2018

      Aww….that’s so kind of you to say Bhavana. 🙏 Many thanks 😊
      Self motivation….that’s wonderful. 👍. Keep it up!

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  10. Roy S
    September 10, 2018

    And here i am sitting in front of my laptop, thinking, ‘what’ inspires me when the going gets tough?. I think motivating quotes or motivational speeches by personalities who have struggled in their lives are my savior.

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 11, 2018

      A simple quote or a speech can definitely have a profound impact. Glad that they help you out Roy. Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

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  11. iScriblr
    September 11, 2018

    Yes, music indeed plus motivational quotes/speeches! Pinterest/Instagram are my regular go-tos in times of need! 😉

    Loved the post!❤

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 11, 2018

      Wonderful Richa. I am amazed at the myriad things that motivate people. Glad you liked the post dear. Thanks so much !

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  12. Kunal Thakore
    September 11, 2018

    Hi! I’d penned a piece on my inspiration(s). There are quite a few, to be honest. It’s just a random spark that kindles something at the moment, depending on the situation, mood, place, time…

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  13. Annika Perry
    September 11, 2018

    Family and friends are always a treasured support and source of inspiration… sometimes I ‘allow’ myself some personal time to wallow and then I turn to music … or long walk, immersing myself in nature! A thoughtful post that leaves me in a reflective mood.

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 11, 2018

      Long walk immersed in nature…..I can imagine how soothing and energising that can be Annika. Nature sure heals. Happy to see you in my space 💖

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  14. Piyali
    September 11, 2018

    Consuming different forms of art- be it reading, music or cinema- helps to fight the blues away. And of course, the support of family and friends, I guess.

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 11, 2018

      True that Piyali. For my daughter, sketching/ painting instantly lifts up her spirits.

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      • Piyali
        September 12, 2018

        I seriously wish I could draw, it’s an amazing talent to nurture

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  15. Kurian
    September 12, 2018

    Difficult question Radhika. But I suppose it’s family and friends.
    Too evasive isn’t it? Sorry

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 12, 2018

      Haha! Yes Kurian.Family and friends always help us out. But if you would like to share what helps you out, it would be nice!

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      • Kurian
        September 12, 2018

        Perhaps it’s swimming. A good swim is refreshing.
        This is one of the reasons I like you very much Radhika. You make a lazy and evasive guy like me to fall in line 😊

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      • radhikasreflection
        September 12, 2018

        Swimming can truly be invigorating 👍, and thanks so much for the lovely compliment Kurian 😊

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      • Kurian
        September 12, 2018

        Actually THANK YOU Radhika 😊🌻

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      • radhikasreflection
        September 12, 2018

        🙏

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  16. Mukhamani
    September 12, 2018

    This quotation is a very important part of my life, ‘ there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle.’

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 12, 2018

      That is such a profound truth Lakshmi. Some of the quotations have an immense ability to inspire people. Thanks for sharing this one!

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  17. Megala
    September 13, 2018

    Reading autobiographies, or motivational quotes inspires me to stay positive.

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  18. The Typewriter
    September 14, 2018

    Ahha.. great post.. I have the habit of counting on my blessings, whenever I feel down.. immediately my mind flashes before me the less privileged lot, or the not so lucky ones, that sets me to get up and go. I feel lucky that I’m having a very soulful mind that doesn’t allow me to stay down for long.. I get bored to that mindset and bounce back to my normal self very soon..
    Thanks dear for this post here.. 😇😇💕

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 14, 2018

      That’s so heartening to hear Debika. Very few people practice gratitude and thankfulness. Indeed counting ones blessing elevates them to a higher plane. Thanks for sharing this. It’s a kind of gentle reminder to all of us🙏💖

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  19. Ritwik
    September 18, 2018

    I can write an entire post on this!!
    Being a voracious reader and “not so amazing” writer, I don’t know why I gave up blogging suddenly an year back. One day, reading my own creations gave me the power to resurrect the writer in me, and since that day, my past has become my inspiration to urge me to things differently if I want to change my future. My past, my experiences tells me, and that’s what inspires me.

    Have an amazing day dear friend!!

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  20. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    September 19, 2018

    Honestly I developed habit of seeing tough as an opportunity so will start to think how to make favourable to us, it really works.

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  21. ESP
    September 20, 2018

    what and not who inspires you when the going gets tough?
    Posts like this 🙂

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  22. thewritewomanblog
    September 26, 2018

    For me it is always prayer, Radhika. Prayer and meditation does wonders, it always feels like an invisible force guides me back into the path of rationality and calm.

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 27, 2018

      That’s so wonderful P. I have seen miracles happen with prayer and faith. I am glad they lead you to light from the darkness and chaos.

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  23. tobheberry
    October 13, 2018

    So many things. Scriptures, happenings and myself

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  24. Chiru
    October 21, 2018

    Great post loved it…
    I get satisfied when I do things of my interest.
    Like work out being my regular activity.. it not only inspires me to be active n strong but also helps others wen they notice me…
    It’s like learn and share which ll benefit others..

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 21, 2018

      Thanks so much. Not only staying healthy yourself but inspiring others to do so is so wonderful Chiru. Keep up the good work 👍

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  25. Kaiana Lewis
    October 28, 2018

    What inspires me to keep going when difficulties surround me? God. Plain and simple. He literally inspires me to wake up every morning and face the challenges of the day, because He tells me over and over and over again, “I will be your strength, I will be your comfort, I will be your peace, just trust me.” Thank you for posting. I love the content. Blessings!

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 28, 2018

      That so heartening to hear Kaiana. You have handed over the reins of your life in the right hands. He will ensure that he is always there with you no matter what challenges you face in life. Stay blessed my friend 💖

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  26. Rabindranath Pradhan
    October 29, 2018

    A very good read.

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 30, 2018

      Perfect!! Books can truly uplift your spirits. Thanks Rabindranath for stopping by!

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      • Rabindranath Pradhan
        October 30, 2018

        My pleasure.

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  27. Creator Words
    October 31, 2018

    Enjoyed this blog. I find soft jazz, meditation music or sometimes a walk in the fresh air to be soothing.

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  28. Sifar
    November 18, 2018

    In my case it’s talking or letting it out with mom, sis or friends….nothing else works….

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  29. meriamathew
    December 11, 2018

    I do almost all things that u mentioned in the post Radhika .I forget all my pains while i am lost in reading a book that interests me.I would like to call it talking with the author whose company interests me or which i enjoy.At times I listen to my favourite songs and ponder and sometimes dream along with listening…..in fact music gives me courage to dream and some times I listen to the songs and let the tears fall down as you saiding
    the post .

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 11, 2018

      That’s really nice Meria. I like way you described about enjoying a book…… talking with the author. Such an interesting thought 👍

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  30. Manisha Sareen
    January 1, 2019

    Amazing post!

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Rabindranath Pradhan
    January 5, 2019

    I like ,” Family and friend’s support means a lot in such situations”.

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