Inspiration & Empowerment

I’ve been thinking about those two words a lot. Maybe it got started with some of the magazines I’ve been reading lately. The pictures and descriptions of what I could be cooking for Thanksgiving dinner are very inspiring. But only one of those magazines make the recipes seem simple enough that I might try them. That’s the empowering part. I feel so empowered by the recipes presented, I think even I can prepare that food.

What’s this got to do with Spiritual Living? We can be an inspiration to others by the life we live, but we also need to show them they can live well too. If we inspired and empowered one other person to live a God-centered life, it would be a great contribution to another, and a blessing to all the world.


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama