Afflatus, n.- inspiration; origin: Latin

Do you ever have those moments of inspiration?

Those moments when you experience an emotional epiphany or self-discovery?

I love those moments.

Fortunately for people like me, there are endless sources of afflatuses everywhere.

But honestly, the most inspiring sources are people themselves…,

Whether it’s by what they say or do

Let’s start with what they say.

Below are a few of the most inspiring quotes I’ve ever read:

 “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

–Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee

 Words of truth, Dr. Shaklee. Do you ever find yourself worrying so much about tomorrow that you forget about today? Well, how ‘bout a change. Carpe diem! Seize the day (as it comes)! People, we cannot keep complaining about our messed-up world, and not do anything about it.

“The dreamers are the saviors of the world.”
– James Allen

No kidding. Where would we be without our dreamers? If no one dreamed, we would have no Martin Luther, Wright Brothers, or James Cameron. The only aspect this quote overlooks is that successful dreamers must be doers too. A couch potato with a dream of achieving the impossible will never do so if he/she stays a couch potato.

“There is nothing more genuine than breaking away from the chorus to learn the sound of your own voice.” – Po Bronson

Individuality is a dying art in today’s society. Mostly because as human beings, we want to be accepted and conforming is the best way to do so. Well, whenever I read this quote, I feel like being different…, but not in a hipster way. I want to be able to pursue whatever interests fit my liking, no matter society thinks. So please, stop asking yourself, “but what would my friends say?” or “would people still like me if I did that?” Just do it. They’ll probably respect you.

Now that we’ve analyzed some fabulous quotes, I would like to share some inspirational pictures and a video. While you’re looking at these, remember that inspirations do not necessarily change your life dramatically. They can just arouse emotions or thought. I hope these moving media arouse emotions in you like they do in me!

Sooo Moving!