Mindful Thinking: Inspiration

by GABBIE KEERAN, CSU Public Relations Intern


Inspiration gets most of us through the day, whether it’s a person, a thing, a goal that you have set for yourself…literally anything can inspire us as humans. 

Inspiration occurs spontaneously, and has no intention. It’s like something is happening to you without you choosing it. 

Think about that and write down what is it that inspires you?

This can be a journal entry, a personal note, or a mental thought.

I want to share a message that relates to inspiration from a deck of cards called “Mindfulness Cards” which are simple practices for everyday life.

The card that I chose reads,

Mindfulness Cards

“Look even closer, take the time to pay closer attention to things that you would normally ignore. Learning to look at things in fine detail allows your mindfulness practice to become more refined with greater levels of subtlety. Try zooming in on a few objects in this way – a piece of paper, a lamp, a leaf, or even a sensation in your body. Explore it in new detail, giving it attention as you never had before.”

This card relates to inspiration by being able to really notice the little details that you normally wouldn’t, take those details and run with it. Inspire yourself to do more than you usually would, dont be afraid to expand on ideas. Also, notice the things that inspire you, look and take away the message that is being given to you.

I continue to inspire myself everyday to listen to my thoughts and develop personal goals. On that note, live and let live.


Gabbie Keeran is a CSU Public Relations Intern and a senior studying Mass Media with a minor in Marketing at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Gabbie is from Prior Lake, MN and has a passion for journaling, practicing yoga, and traveling. She hopes to pursue a career in marketing and communications after graduation.

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