Daily Inspiration 5-30-12

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“I rate enthusiasm even above professional
skill
.”

— Edward
Appleton


Enthusiasm
is a interesting word–no, not just interesting, but fascinating! I used to
think it was like jumping up and down with energy, sort of like when you’ve
rested your body really well and had something you wanted to do and you bound
out of bed and bound down the road and exude joy in your movement. It can be
that, and I’ve felt that, but it isn’t very reliable. In fact, it is hard to
come by.
Looking
enthusiasm up in the dictionary provides some of the fascination to the word.
It’s origin is approximately 1570-80 according to Dictionary.com and means
essentially equivalent to God within or inspired by God. It also means absorbing
or controlling possession of the mind by any interest or pursuit; lively
interest. And, to be enthusiastic is to be full of or characterized by
enthusiasm.
That’s
a bit complicated, but I get the concept. To make it easier, I think it means to
be in love with what you do, regardless of what that is; to live alive and on
purpose; and to feel the presence of God or the God force or whatever you may
choose to call that connection that we all know is within us. Esther Hicks would
call it an alignment with all that we have become and who we really are. Eckhart
Tolle would call it the power of NOW, or being present now. The great management
master, John C Maxwell might call it being injoy. And they would all be right.
That wasn’t really making it easier, was it?
Okay,
here’s easy: Loving Life This Moment and Loving Your Life This Moment. I like to
string moments together and so it can last for days. It has lasted all day
today, and yesterday. I might as well keep going. Yet, it’s not about making it
last longer, it is just enjoying, or rather, injoying it this moment. Injoying
the moment. In the moment.
So,
how is that done reliably? By being willing to let go and let God within, by
letting go of what was and what may be and only considering what is. Where ever
you find yourself, be there. In every single instance that I do this, I am
enthusiastic.

Enthusiasm Is An Outward Expression Of
InJoy.

 
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