Let’s take a look at inspiration. Here are some explanations:
1. a divine influence or action on a person
2. an animating action or influence
3. stimulation or arousal of the mind, feelings, etc, to special or unusual activity or creativity
4. the state or quality of being stimulated or aroused
5. an idea or action resulting from such a state
6. the act or process of inhaling; breathing in
Part of the word implies spirit. So inspiration means to some degree the ability of accessing one’s own spirit. Inspiration means to have more life energy, to access that part of you that has inexhaustible energy.
It is also somewhat contagious. An inspirational speaker or role model can help you access your own spirit energy. This in turn motivates you towards more life energy. Spirit implies action. This is a sustainable model of how we can expand our happiness, individually and as a whole.
I am curious as to what you think inspires you to expand your own state of happiness?