Narrowing In On Johann Gottfried Von Herder’s Quote About Tapping Into Your Inspiration

“Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, there is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.” – Johann Gottfried Von Herder


Some of the greatest ideas and information available have been around for a very long time. Philosophy is one of the areas of study which seems to be timeless. The author of this quote was an 18th century German Philosopher, Theologian, Poet, and Literary Critic. One of his notable ideas was “Thought is essentially dependent on Language.”

Inspiration is a form of expanded language. With inspiration, the very best of all we are capable of as human beings may be accessed. Our minds hold tremendous potential. We have within us the capacity for greatness. Inspiration is the spark, the thought promoting piece of the puzzle allowing us to access a higher part of our consciousness. Ideas often come from inspiration. Ideas come to life when acted upon after receiving inspiration.

Inspiration is like a catalyst in the makeup of an experiment. It is the substance required for the experiment to proceed at an increased rate as it tends to speed up the reaction of the elements. Inspiration works the same way in our minds, as it gives us the ability to see more clearly, that which has yet to be produced. It helps us in the visioning process of creation.

Ideas will forever remain just ideas, unless acted upon with faith, conviction, determination, belief, and persistence. Inspiration is the spark which ignites our ability to access the fuel in our mind for creative effort. Once accessed, the key element is action. We must take consistent action on our inspiration so the spark can be fanned into a flame. As the small flame of possibility grows, more and more action is added to the flame and soon we are on fire with enough passion to bring our project into reality. Our efforts literally create something from nothing, all from the spark of INSPIRATION!


Author: Bobby Kountz

Bobby Kountz is a former Oncology Nurse, a seasoned Oncology Sales Professional, and Personal Development Enthusiast. He is also an Inspirational Writer, Professional Speaker, Personal Development and Career Transition Coach, Dedicated Community Volunteer, Social Equality Activist, Mental Health Activist, and Loving Father and Husband.


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