Finding Inspiration through the Arts

Finding Inspiration through the ArtsMusic as a Source of Inspiration

It can often be surprising where people find their inspiration. For example, while some people may find their inspiration within stories about how someone has accomplished their goals, as well as books or movies that discuss the importance of being one’s self, others may gain inspiration through the conversations which reveal that they are able to make someone’s day brighter or a number of other ways. Yet, one source of inspiration which is able to inspire everyone is music. Music serves as the spark that helps us face each new day with optimism and hope, and it enables us to persevere, no matter what type of day we are having, as it gives us the drive to rise against our obstacles, be victorious, and make a difference. Music also helps us live, as it breathes life into us when we need it most and convinces us that we are able to achieve our ambitions while staying true to who we are. Different types of music inspire different people, and we are inspired by different types of songs at different times of our lives. However, there is always a song that can reach us like nothing else can. Not only are we inspired by music created by others, but we also have a song within us which provides us with the passion that assists us in overcoming, even on the most challenging of days. This internal song can give us the will to live through the pain and the strength to endure the trials of life, and, when shared, can serve as a source of inspiration for others.

Inspiration is…
One light shining in the dark
One match igniting a spark
One rope hanging over quicksand
One bridge connecting the divisiveness within the land
One flower growing in a field of thorns
One warrior taking a stand while another scorns
One person standing against what’s wrong
One soul sharing its heart’s song

Reflecting on How The Arts Have Helped Inspired People Across the Globe

Musical World

Mass shootings, rampant fires burning out of control, devastating storms, a looming threat posed by nuclear weapons, political divide, people fearing that they will be deported, racial tension, we are currently living in a time marked by fear, uncertainty, and torment. Yet, people have shown their remarkable strength, united to let their voices be heard, and realized that love is a key ingredient in coming together. Among all, the arts have prevailed, and calls to championship by artists have been made clear. The arts have been crucial sources in not only conveying important messages but also in demonstrating the importance of strength and perseverance in trying times. There are very few mediums that are as powerful and far-reaching as the arts in sharing powerful encounters and encouraging people to travail through the storms in their lives. For example, a song can carry people through their darkest hours and help them find the inner strength and the will needed to carry on. A song can help people understand that they are not alone in their struggles. A song can provide people with the vision to become the leaders they were meant to be. Music is truly a power source of motivation and inspiration.

Music Is…

  • Art with a passion
  • Art with a purpose
  • Art with persistence
  • Art with perseverance
  • Art that leads
  • Art that guides
  • Art that encourages
  • Art that teaches
  • Art that frees
  • Art that expresses
  • Art that relates
  • A celebration of life
  • A celebration of freedom
  • A celebration of unity

Suggested Songs

  • Bang a Drum – Chris LeDoux ft. Jon Bon Jovi
  • See Me, Feel Me/ Listening to You – The Who
  • Shine – Hilary Duff
  • Someday – Parachute
  • There’ll Always Be Music – Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton
  • Wanna Be That Song – Brett Eldredge
  • When Love Comes to Town – U2 ft. B.B. King
  • You Never Give Up – William Beckett
  • Your Song – Elton John