Contemplative Inspiration Exercises to go Deeper

1. Make a list of all the things that inspire you. Try to be specific about activities, places, people, etc. that are life and joy giving (you can also think in terms of your 5 senses).

Next go back over the list and code them in terms of how often these are in your life- never, sometimes, always.

Finally, go through the list one more time, and circle a few which you’d like to have more of in your life, and then make a commitment to yourself to intentionally pursue them.

2. Reflect on the presence of the inspiration cycle in your life. In what ways are you taking in inspiration, and in what ways are you sending it forth? How is inspiration transforming you? Take it one step further, by drawing or journaling what your cycle looks like in this season of your life.