Monday Musings: Motivation, Inspiration or Just Breathe! !

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Neither one of us has ever been a fan of the word motivation.  We have always felt that motivation comes from an outside source.  That outside source often has an accountability system as part of the motivation process.

 

By definition: Motivation is the word derived from the word 'motive' which means needs, desires, wants or drives within the individuals. It is the process of stimulating people to actions to accomplish the goals.

 

Instead we are big fans of inspiration.  Inspiration comes from our inner guidance and brings forth feelings of enthusiasm and creativity.  This morning even though I was up early, I could not come up with a post for my usual Monday Musings.  

 

So I folded laundry, had breakfast, planned the day...and the inspiration defined  as  stimulation or arousal of the mind, feelings, etc, to special or unusual activity or creativity,  came my way and flew off my keyboard.

 

When we form a partnership with our different team members that work with us, our standard is to hire self-starters.  Self-starters do not need motivation, they do not need a boss to tell them what to do.  And the most important aspect for us is that there is no need to follow up to make sure the job is done.  For us, it represents peace of mind.

 

Another definition of inspiration is: "the act or process of inhaling."  In meditation one starts with regulating the breath. When something unexpected comes our way, we take a big breath instead of reacting.  That breath settles us and inspires us.

 

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”  

Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again."

Thich Nhat Hanh

 

“Your breathing should flow gracefully,
like a river, like a watersnake crossing
the water, and not like a chain of rugged mountains or the gallop of a horse. To master our breath is to be in control of our bodies and minds. Each time we find ourselves dispersed and find it difficult to gain control of ourselves by different means, the method of watching the breath should always be used.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Wishing you all an inspired week ahead!

 

 

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Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-

 

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— Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Managing Partners 

 

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Rainmaker
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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I have never really thought of the difference between motivation and inspiration. Interesting to ponder.

Jul 06, 2020 12:13 PM #5
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel - I got so much going on right now that breathing and meditation may be just the thing I need to rejuvenate myself.

Jul 06, 2020 12:27 PM #6
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Breathing and meditation always bring inspiration my way...and it does rejuvenate as you said.  A

Jul 06, 2020 01:01 PM #7
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I have always that motivation was Pavlovian at best...I do not like the reward concept as a motivator.  A

Jul 06, 2020 01:03 PM #8
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Michael Jacobs I can blame it on my avid dictionary reading since I was a child.  I would look up one word and end up reading 10 pages of words.  A

Jul 06, 2020 01:04 PM #9
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Will Hamm I look at people like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk...neither one of them needed motivation...A

Jul 06, 2020 01:06 PM #10
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Roy Kelley
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I like your selection of quotes.

Have an outstanding week.

Jul 06, 2020 01:25 PM #11
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Roy Kelley Thank you and we wish you the same.  Happy week!  A

Jul 06, 2020 07:48 PM #12
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James Dray
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Morning Alexandra.

Great quotes, thanks for sharing.  I'm inspired to do something different today, to see if it works, thanks

Jul 07, 2020 12:59 AM #13
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Thank you for the quotes, a big believer in this way of thinking and life as I think you know. Have a wonderful week.

Jul 07, 2020 03:24 AM #14
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This is great Ron and Alexandra. Take a deep breath and just BREATHE...you don't need motivation for this!

Jul 07, 2020 04:25 AM #15
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Roy Kelley
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Good Tuesday morning.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jul 07, 2020 05:11 AM #16
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Love the quotes. Breathing is so natural that we don't even think about it so conscious breathing is a conscious choice.
I agree about motivation vs inspiration. Happy Tuesday.

Jul 07, 2020 05:45 AM #17
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James Dray I am with you on that.  Wishing you a wonderful day.  A

Jul 07, 2020 08:08 AM #18
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 Yes, I do know that we are on the save wavelength when it comes to inspiration.  I refuse to do anything creative when my accesss to the muse is blocked...LOL A

Jul 07, 2020 08:12 AM #19
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 being conscious of one's breathing makes inspirating thoughts come quicker and more enjoyable than trying to have someone hold a carrot or a stick to move you...A

Jul 07, 2020 08:14 AM #20
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Roy Kelley You take care of yourself and heal, and enjoy the books that Chef Dolores picked up.  A

Jul 07, 2020 08:18 AM #21
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Sharon Lee I often think of your inspiration of traveling, and admire you for living your dream.  A

Jul 07, 2020 08:19 AM #22
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As I ride on my daily bike ride I inspire myself daily. I especially like the uphill blasts...

Happy Tuesday evening, Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Jul 07, 2020 08:32 PM #23
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

What a fun thing to do, and thank you for sharing that with me. A

Jul 07, 2020 08:51 PM #24
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