Inspiration

Transforming Nature

The time-lapse imagery above perfectly captures the scope of nature’s constantly moving beauty. If this video by Henry Jun Wah Lee of Evosia Studios doesn’t inspire us to want to preserve this planet I don’t know what will.

Sadly though its theme of “Alchemy” can’t help but be considered in our relationship to this landscape. As the filmmaker states in his description, this “is a short film about transformation” and all the elements combined, ”mixed together, create the magic of nature’s alchemy”. It is troublesome to think what happens when humanity inserts itself into this process. Hopefully rather than alter it to meet our own needs, we can find better ways to sustainably live within it.

To learn about some who are striving to charitably do just that, and help contribute if you’d like, check out:

Conservation International

Rainforest Action Network

The Wildlife Society

Sierra Club

Earthworks

And to learn about all the places visited in this video read Evosia’s posting.

How Bad Do You Want it?

Came across this inspiring video from Greyskale Multimedia featuring former ECU running back and current NFL free agent Giavianni Ruffin. The video shows Giavianni training to get in shape to reach his goal of earning a spot in the NFL. Not only is watching the dedication, determination and sheer athleticism of his workouts enough to inspire anyone, but the voice over by Eric Thomas reminds one what sets apart those that truly want something from those that merely want the perks that can come with it.

Be it training for a sport or starting a business, the message holds true:

When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful

By |February 1st, 2013|Inspiration|0 Comments

Words To Live By

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

By |November 30th, 2012|Inspiration|0 Comments

Autistic Artist Draws Picture of New York From Memory

In case anyone missed this great story about  Stephen Wiltshire, a London-born artist with autism, who created a spellbinding 18 ft mural of the Manhattan skyline from memory after he spent just 20 minutes in a helicopter gazing at the panorama.

What an inspiring story and incredibly beautiful art work. The power of the human mind never ceases to amaze me.

Check out the finished piece and more of Stephen’s work on his website.

A Mother Bravely Campaigns for President in Afghanistan

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Women’s right advocate Fawzia Koofi, who is campaigning to become Afghanistan’s next president in 2014, shows us that it doesn’t matter if you’re a man, woman, Christian, Jew, or Muslim – the fight for freedom and justice is the same.

All of us human beings will one day. Maybe today is the day I will die. But if I do, please know that it was for a purpose. - Fawzia Koofi

From Scrubbing Floors to Ivy League

This is one of the most positive, uplifting, hard fought, stories of success by a child I’ve read in a long time.

If you need a positive boost for humanity this is a good one.

The Last Lesson Albert Einstein Taught Us

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This is the office of Albert Einstein the day he died.

Moral of the Story: There is inspiration to be found everywhere and problems that will always need solving so one should never have a reason to stop being active – even if you created the Theory of Relativity.

Where the Magic Happens

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Time to step out of there…