INSPIRE THE MIND
Quotes + Thought + Wisdom + People + Inspirations
In-depth review of inspiring concepts
Treasured by various cultures all over the world, tea is a beverage of comfort, hospitality, even refinement. But such a versatile drink also contains some veritable wisdom. We’ve brewed up some of the more pertinent lessons it can offer.
We may not think of them as the fastest, the strongest, or the noblest animals. But then again, they don’t need to be. Sloths’ unique habits show that we can flourish simply as ourselves.
Spring is almost here. The clocks are set forward. It’s the time of year where new things blossom, where new life develops – but spring can also be a great time for healing and recovery.
that sleek bottle in your wine rack holds more than just a melody of flavors. When we extend the ritual of drinking wine beyond the cork and bottle, we find that there are many life lessons to be found.
In honor of women everywhere, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite thoughts to celebrate your unique determination and moxie.
Quotes from Aristotle, Bruce Lee, and Zen Masters on how we can reduce distractions, eliminate the unnecessary, and commit to our single purpose.
Exposing yourself to the unfamiliar can feel scary, but it’s one of the few ways to experience what life has to offer. Here are a few considerations to leave your comfort zone and immerse yourself in the world around you.
Zen can be a philosophy, a spiritual tradition, or simply a “way.” Here are ten diverse thoughts (from teachers, writers and Zen masters) on what it means to walk the Zen path.
A short story from ancient lore to help us discover “true self.”
When you create, you set your spirit free. The process of doing it is what counts more than the finished piece, and it belongs to you. The joy is all yours.
Here are ten short but significant meditations on peace – gathered from teachers whose own lives helped illuminate this potent philosophy.
“Thank you” – two simple words with the power to change our entire outlook on life. Here are 10 great reasons why this phrase of gratitude belongs in the forefront of our daily interactions in every season.
Our actions, or failure to act, can have lasting impact on our environment and the people around us. However, we can also find beauty in every tragedy, and no matter what happens in life, we see that there is perpetual hope for redemption.
We can learn much from this inspiring nautical creature; here are some of dolphin's most valuable lessons and qualities:
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
What do the kings of the savannah have to teach us about life? Read on to discover.
Autumn is a study in contrasts, and the result is a rich, multi-sensory experience. Apply these five lessons from autumn in your own life.
Here are five valuable lessons we can learn from the heron.
Sometimes ancient proverbs seem like they were written for today, not thousands of years ago.
If we could bottle creativity, motivation and inspiration, we'd be rich beyond measure. However, these six tips can help anyone to tap into natural reserves of these energies more and more of the time.
Wisdom in the waves – be free, be bold, and be beautiful.
And what is fear of need but need itself? – Kahlil Gibran
When a dragonfly appears, it could be a sign that positive change is imminent. Let dragonfly remind you to see things as clearly as possible, be more flexible, see past the surface and connect with more substantial truths.
Any intelligent discussion on humanity will, at some point, deal with the importance of truly empathizing with others to understand them completely. Here are a few notable quotes on the subject
We may see ducks regularly at the local pond or park, but have you ever stopped to consider and appreciate their many compelling qualities? Here are five things we can learn from the duck.
Inspiring quotes and reflections by Lao Tzu, Confucius, the Dalai Lama, and others.
Zen Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh has a short but great saying about showing kindness in everyday life: “compassion is a verb.”
Let these quotes inspire you to become attuned to your own needs and to take better care of yourself.