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A Different Kind of Throwback Thursday

0 - Published January 31, 2013 by in College, High School, Pro, Youth

This Throwback Thursday post is about remembrance. We were all young, or maybe you are young, or maybe we’re all young at heart, regardless of time age – either way, we can all think back to a moment in our past. The moment I’m referring to might be hard to remember under all the clutter of day to day life, but it’s there for you, and it’s there for everyone; the moment could happen more often for some than others, and could have even happened today.

The moment I speak of comes from the place most inside you, where there is no reason for the way you feel based on external forces. Perhaps you haven’t heard this quote, or maybe you have, but you all should pay attention:

When you have an inspired thought, you MUST act on it.

The inspired moment I’ve been alluding to, as well as blatantly referring to, can be most easily recognized, or remembered, is a thought at a time in our lives when we had less responsibilities, such as school or work, and had access to our inner most creativity. We’ve all had these moments, when you don’t know where the excitement inside of you has come from, and it’s not even for a logical reason, but it’s as real as a punch in the stomach. A feeling of radiance generates from inside you and pervades into every crevice of your body and mind, and you feel like you could conquer the world!

Usually, these moments are fleeting, because we have been trained to be self-destructive and to fear that which does not apply to our current life situation; what I mean is that we often find more reasons not to do something than do something, and, with some thoughts, this might a good idea, but not with an inspired one, and you’ll know the difference.

I ask that when you have an inspired thought, one that comes from way, way down, that you please do something to move it forward. Deep in each of us is a place where the utmost creativity for helping others lives, and these inspired moments are direct access to it. Zen, Lacrosse and the Art of Stringing was an inspired moment, one where I believed I could truly help people help themselves, in a very significant way, so I had to act on it; in some way, I had no choice.