Eknath Easwaran recommends inspirational reading as part of his 8-point plan for self-transformation in his book Passage Meditation. It is good for motivating us to stay “on the path”. He especially recommends it for ending the day before sleep. That works well for me. I drift off to sleep pretty quickly if the last thing I do is read something soothing and inspirational.
I also like to start my day with something inspirational to put me in a good mood for the day. I like to have inspirational feeds in my email inbox so there is something to read before I tackle “action items”. Some of my fellow bloggers I follow often have inspirational posts, including Snowbird In Training and Meditations in Motion, for which I am thankful. There are also many books and websites with 365 inspirational quotes. I use Eknath Easwaran’s book Words to Live By.
I’ve started trying to make my contribution by gathering inspiration from various places and posting something on the days when I don’t have other topics to post.