The nature of inspiration

Go out of the cage and you are inspired, go into the cage again and you are no more.  Here is a beautiful watch, suppose. It is in working order and running day and night; it gets magnetized, it comes close to a strong magnet, the iron springs are magnetized. The watch cannot run, it is useless now, it gives us no time. What shall I do with it? Let the watch be buried underground. keep it away from the magnetic influences, keep it away from these influences, it will be demagnetised, it will regain its original working  power, and you can use it again. Beneath your minds, your inner Self is heavenly, is godly.

Every child is by nature an inspired child; every child is by nature a poet, and if you  live in accordance with divine laws, if you live in harmony with Divinity, you are always inspired. If you live in unity with your true Ataman or Spirit, if you always keep yourself  in touch with God in you, with your own Self or Atman, you are inspired all the time. What is wrong with you is that your mind comes in contact with earthly magnets on all sides, worldly attachments which magnetize you and put you out of order, you are ,no longer in running order, deranged ; if you are not inspired to-day, the sole reason is that you do not keep yourself isolated, or insulated enough.

You allow worldly objects to magnetize, to hypnotize you, you allow them to play foul and fast with you. If you want to regain your original powers and inspiration, keep yourself insulated, isolated for a while. Bury yourself in the Reality, in Divinity, in God, in the true Atman. Keep yourself buried in the Spirit, in the Truth. Live alone for a time, set apart sometime of your day for keeping in touch with the Reality; merge yourself, bury yourself in God. Do that and the spoiling magnetism and wrong hypnotism that you have got from these worldly objects will leave you, your mind will be running in order again. You will he again inspired.


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