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   Inspiration vs. Motivation
Wissendheit vs. Wissen – Einsicht vs. Logik


Antelope Canyon, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona






Zitate zum Thema Inspiration und Motivation

Zitate von D. Hawkins

⚠ Achtung Siehe Power vs. Truth (engl.) Januar 2013

Quotes by D. Hawkins

⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013

  • What is usually implied by the term 'spiritual pride' is the product of the illusion that there is a personal self that is doing the spiritual work. These tendencies are countered by humility, thankfulness, and gratitude, and it is merely the spiritual inspiration which emanates as a supportive energy from the Self. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 246, 2001



"Love brings up its opposite."

  • The foremost goal of the pathway of the heart is to reach that level of consciousness called Unconditional Love. The energy of inspiration and devotion facilitate surrender of positionalities and results in reliance upon God's grace. Although this process sounds conceptually simple, as everyone has found by experience, it is often more difficult than one had expected. The sincere devotee discovers that striving for unconditional love has the unpleasant faculty of bringing up the opposite of one's dedicated goal. This is represented in the terse spiritual saying that "Love brings up its opposite." I. Reality and Subjectivity, chapter 19, S. 325, 2003



No doer of deeds, no credit or blame




Spiritual Success vs. Worldly Winning

  • The inspiration to evolve spiritually is already a manifestation of the presence of God within, and it's certainly indicative of good karma.
Just to want to know truth,
to evolve, to improve oneself,
to become a better person,
to fulfill one's potential – those are all inspirations.
And the person doesn't make them up; they just come to them. It's like an innate desire to fulfill your potential.
That potential as one evolves it becomes more and more identified in spirituality – the capacity to love, to forgive, to appreciate, to see the beauty in all that exists, to live in peace and harmony instead of discord and strife.
And I'll tell you what happens. It becomes more important to succeed than to win. Anybody can win. It doesn't mean anything. It's success.
Spiritual evolution is the willingness to give up games and seeming wins for a greater goal which is the evolution of your own consciousness. […] to give up selfishness because what is the ego except selfishness in all its desires. […]
The universe responds to the willingness to surrender that. As I said it's like an electrostatic field. You start praying to God for spiritual guidance and all and your life begins to change.
It unfolds automatically. […] The only requirement is to do whatever you do to the best of your capacity and leave the rest up to God. Untitled audio interview, presented by suspended US American web radio station Beyond the Ordinary, hosts Nancy Lorenz and Elena Young, 60 minutes duration, aired 10. February 2004


  • When you decide to walk the edge of the knife, there can be no deviation. There come accumulations of spiritual energy – I think from the heart. It is the inspiration of one's love for God and for theTruth that gives you the profound commitment the same as to walk into a hail of gunfire for your country. Sedona Seminar Causality: The Ego’s Foundation, 3 DVD set, January 2002


Zitate von anderen Quellen



Mündliche Mitteilung, 1903

  • Genie ist ein Prozent Inspiration und neunundneunzig Prozent Transpiration. Thomas Alva Edison [BW 470] (1847-1931) US-amerikanischer Erfinder der Glühbirne und des Kraftwerkwesens, Wissenschaftler, Geschäftsmann, Harpers Monthly, September 1932


  • Die Quelle von Motivation liegt in der Persönlichkeit, die Quelle von Inspiration in der Seele. Lance Secretan (*1939) englischer Wirtschaftsvisionär, Unternehmensberater, Autor, Referent zu Themen der Führungskunst und inspirierenden Teams, Inspirieren statt motivieren!, J.Kamphausen Verlag, März 2006


Ausschlüpfendes Hühnchen
  • Es ist nicht schwer, den Unterschied zu spüren zwischen motiviert sein und der glücklichen Erfahrung, inspiriert zu sein. Motivation ist eine Beziehung zwischen Persönlichkeiten; Inspiration ist eine Beziehung zwischen Seelen. Inspiration hängt nicht von Machtverhältnissen ab. Im Gegenteil: Wenn wir inspiriert sind, sind wir im wahren Sinne mächtig. Um andere Menschen inspirieren zu können, müssen wir eine Umgebung schaffen, in der sie eine Kraft spüren, die über Menschen hinausgeht – eine höhere Macht, einen göttlichen Einfluss, der von tief innen emporströmt und sie mit dem Atem Gottes erfüllt. Mit anderen Worten, wir müssen so effektiv darin werden, die Energie der Seele einzubeziehen (Inspiration), wie wir es darin sind, die Energie der Persönlichkeit zu nutzen (Motivation). Lance Secretan (*1939) englischer Wirtschaftsvisionär, Unternehmensberater, Autor, Referent zu Themen der Führungskunst und inspirierenden Teams, Inspirieren statt motivieren!, J.Kamphausen Verlag, März 2006


  • Wenn wir aber von unserem Bedürfnis ausgehen, zu lieben und geliebt zu sein, muss Inspiration die oberste Priorität für Individuen und Organisationen sein. Wo Menschen zu Leistung motiviert sind, sind Habgier, Angst oder Genusssucht die Energien, die sie antreiben. Die Energie, die zur Inspiration führt, ist Liebe. Motivation ist selbstbezogen, Inspiration ist auf den anderen bezogen. Motivation dient mir, Inspiration dient Ihnen. Der Unterschied für Unternehmen, Teams und Familien ist greifbar: Inspirierte Menschen bewegen die Herzen anderer und inspirieren daher die Welt. Lance Secretan (*1939) englischer Wirtschaftsvisionär, Unternehmensberater, Autor, Referent zu Themen der Führungskunst und inspirierenden Teams, Inspirieren statt motivieren!, J.Kamphausen Verlag, März 2006



Videopräsentation (engl.):

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address, YouTube Film, 15:05 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt 7. März 2008

  • Ihre Zeit ist begrenzt, verschwenden Sie sie nicht damit, das Leben eines anderen zu leben. Lassen Sie sich nicht von Dogmen gefangen nehmen – das bedeutete, mit dem zu leben, was andere Leute erdacht haben. Erlauben Sie nicht, dass der Lärm, den die Meinung der anderen erzeugt, Ihre innere Stimme, die Stimme Ihres Herzens, Ihre Intuition überdröhnt. Steve Jobs (1955-2011) US-amerikanischer Computerindustrieller, Erfinder, Mitgründer und Geschäftsführer von Apple Inc., Abschlussrede vor Studienabsolventen der Stanford Universität, Palo Alto, Kalifornien, 14. Juni 2005, YouTube Film, 14:43 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt 8. Oktober 2011


  • Sie halten die Welt zusammen. Frauen sind inspirierend, sie haben so viel Humor und besitzen oft großartige Seelen. Bei den Männern bin ich mir da nicht so sicher. Die Männer nehmen sich im Vergleich immer viel mehr zusammen und warten mit ihren Emotionen bis zur nächsten Geschäftsreise. Sigourney Weaver (*1949) US-amerikanische Schauspielerin, weiblicher Actionstar, zitiert in der zweiwöchentlich erscheinenden deutschen Frauenzeitschrift Brigitte, S. 88, Nr. 21, 24. September 2008

Quotes by various other sources

Personal avowals


Guided on faith by the "inner voice"

  • I do not know what you call a vision and what you will call prophetic. When I announced my fast of 21 days in jail, I had not reasoned it. On retiring to bed the previous night, I had no notion that I was going to announce a fast for 21 days. But in the middle of the night, a voice woke me up and said,
    "Go through a fast."
    "How many?", I asked.
    "21 days", was the answer.
Now let me tell you that my mind was unprepared for it, disinclined for it. But the thing came to me clearly as anything could be. Whatever striking things I have done in life, I have not done prompted by reason but prompted by instinct, I would say God. Take the Dandi Salt March of 1930 (the single most important event that set the Indian freedom movement onwards to victory). I had not the ghost of a suspicion how the breach of the salt law would work itself out. Pandit (who later became the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru) and other friends were fretting and did not know what I would do; and I could tell them nothing, as I myself knew nothing about it. But like a flash it came, and as you know, it was enough to shake the country from one end to the other. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi [LoC 760] (1869-1948) Indian Hindu sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter, Prayer, India, 1977, Berkeley Hills Books, reprint edition July 2000

Remarks on the invention of the induction motor

  • As I uttered these inspiring words the idea came like a flash of lightning and in an instant the truth was revealed. […] A thousand secrets of nature which I might have stumbled upon accidentally, I would have given for that one which I had wrested from her against all odds and at the peril of my existence. Before I put a sketch on paper, the whole idea is worked out mentally. Nikola Tesla [LoC 460] (1856-1943) Serbian US American physicist, mechanical and electrical engineer, inventor, My Inventions, chapter 3 The Rotary Magnetic Field, first published in Electrical Experimenter magazine, February-June and October 1919; republished as My Inventions. The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla, 1983




Spiritual community

  • Environment is stronger than will power. If you want to be spiritual, seek good company and don't mix with those whose bad habits may wrongly influence you. Be always with people who inspire you; surround yourself with people who lift you up. Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952) Indian Hindu sage, yogi, philosopher, author, # 20., source unknown



  • Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be Ralph Waldo Emerson [LoC 485, work LoC 475] (1803-1882) US American philosopher, Unitarian, lecturer, poet, essayist, The Conduct Of Life, 1860, revised edition 1876
  • It is very important to know that we ourselves don't make decisions. […] when something inside us moves us we want to be clear that it is an inspiration from the Divine, not from data plane from the past. Audio interview, with Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, Hawaiian master teacher of Self Identity through Ho'oponopono (SITH), Dr. Len, presented by Canadian web radio station News for the Soul, Vancouver, host Nicole Whitney, minute ?, 57:16 minutes duration, aired 2./3. August 2007



Spoken statement, 1903:

Complete quote; None of my inventions came by accident. I see a worthwhile need to be met and I make trial after trial until it comes. What it boils down to is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.

  • Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration. Thomas Alva Edison [LoC 470/475] (1847-1931) US American business man, scientist, inventor of electricity, Harper's Monthly, September 1932


  • Motivation is when you take hold of an idea and inspiration is when an idea takes hold of you. Dr. Wayne Dyer [LoC 450] (1940-2015) US American self-help advocate, spiritual lecturer, author, source unknown


  • There are, it seems, two muses:
    1. the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and
    2. the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say "It is yet more difficult than you thought." This is the muse of form. […]
It may be then that form serves us best when it works as an obstruction, to baffle us and deflect our intended course. It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. Wendell Berry (*1934) US American academic, cultural and economic critic, farmer, man of letters, essay Poetry and Marriage. The Use of Old Forms, 1982


  • Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things. Denis Diderot (1713-1784) French philosopher during the Enlightenment, art critic, co-founder, chief editor and contributor to the Encyclopédie, writer, source unknown


  • If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the seas. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944) French writer, aviator, source unknown



Elevation ♦ Reverence ♦ Awe:


  • When you get an insight or an inspiration, do something about it within the first 24 hours – or the odds are against your EVER doing it. Bill Gates [LoC 200+] (*1955) US American multibillionaire, co-founder and owner of the company Microsoft

Englische Texte – English section on Inspiration

Questions for inspiring leaders

  1. What is my destiny?
  2. What is my cause? What do I stand for? What is my passion?
  3. What is my calling?
  4. Are my destiny, cause and calling aligned?
  5. How do I become the essence of beingness – inspiring with what I say and do?
  6. How do I serve?
  7. How do I guide brilliant contributions to fulfillment?


Inspired by Lance Secretan (*1939) British economic visionary, business consultant, theorist on inspiring teams, leadership author

BW-Werte: Inspiration

BW 155Überwältigt von Emotionen / WünschenBW 155MotivationNiederes Ego-Mind
BW 275Getragen von Vernunft / InspirationBW 275Inspiration, spirituelle IntentionHöheres Ego-Mind (Selbst)

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  • LoC 390 – Enthusiasm1

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1 Healing and Recovery, S. 36, 2009

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