posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 04:36 AM
Something I wrote the other night. I want to refine this, but let me know what you think.
The definition of inspiration is “the arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity”. Boredom is quite the opposite: “an
emotional state experienced during periods lacking activity or when individuals are uninterested in the activities presented to them”. If you think
about it, inspiration is the result of understanding that life and the universe offers more questions than answers, and boredom is the result of
thinking that life and the universe offers more answers than questions—that life is uninteresting. Those whom are inspired and/or open-minded seek
answers to all the questions that they have and those whom are bored and/or close-mined cannot receive answers because they are not searching or open
to receive them. Any answers that are the result of inspiration can be thought of as innovation.
So what is the definition of innovation? Innovation is “being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before”. The only
way one may produce something “like nothing done or created before” is to ask questions since the answers, or innovations in which we’re looking
for have not been discovered yet. Therefore in order for innovation to truly be discovered, one must be first be inspired to find it.
Much like attempting to escaping boredom, some can’t seem to discover inspiration. Inspiration is hard to pinpoint because it’s always the journey
to innovation and you can’t define that in which you do not know yourself. Everyone experiences periods of boredom and/or the lack of inspiration
and often times these are unpleasant ruts, but we must understand that we cannot achieve innovation without inspiration. Trying to do so would be like
imagining a new species of monkey and searching for it for the rest of your life when it probably doesn’t exist! It’s a shot in the dark. You
cannot think of your innovation, you must think of what it is not. You must ask questions and not know answers. If one believes that there are
undiscovered species of monkey and thus embarks on a journey of inspiration, he or she will find that monkey eventually…what an innovation. As long
as one isn’t bored and remains inspired and open-minded, one will eventually achieve innovations that were never previously conceived.
Our mind is like a forest with new species waiting to be discovered at anytime, but the unthinkable are impossible to discover if you don’t have
periods of inspiration. Some may stumble upon answers when dry of inspiration, but inspiration is the only true promise to your answers and boredom
and close-mindedness won’t allow anyone to innovate, ever.
So if the key to innovation is inspiration, what do you do if you are stuck in a rut? Let’s look at the definition of innovation again: “the
arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity”—the understanding that there will always be more questions than answers. In order
to be inspired you must force yourself to learn something new.
If you want to be inspired, ask yourself what you DON’T know rather than what you DO know. This path of inspiration and full open-mindedness will
lead to innovations beyond anything you’ve ever seen before. If you want to discover innovation, be inspired rather than bored and be completely
open-minded to ensure that you realize the possibility of constant innovation.
[edit on 12-7-2009 by semidiablan]