What can cause you to either “take away your breath,” or “draw it in?”

Answer: Inspiration

Definitions of Inspiration. 

1a :  a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation

b :  the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions

c :  the act of influencing or suggesting opinions

2:  the act of drawing in; specifically:  the drawing of air into the lungs.

Which of the above definitions will inspire you into action.  Will what you see or hear, influence you to describe the emotional effect with these words? “It took my breath away,” or, “made me take a deep breath?”

When we are inspired into deeds of action, say or write words or stories, poems, music, paint or photograph pictures scene, will our inspirations build or destroy, be constructive or destructive? Will your words or deeds cause to inspire a positive or negative action on another?

King Solomon, was inspired to write Proverbs of Wisdom, and built a Temple to inspire to help others to help themselves. His story later inspired a musician to write a inspirational concert. Listen to this brief concert shown on the video in this blog. HERE. 

Whether the sounds of this concert, The Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba, may cause an effect on your breathing is not important. It is just one example of an action that came about as the result of one person’s source of inspiration. After you listen, ask yourself, will what I say or do inspire someone in time to write music like this when you embark on your creation.

If perhaps you do, then take this advice from King Solomon when you strive to inspire to influence an action in others.

There is a person whose speech is like sword thrusts, but the speech of wise men is a therapy. (Proverb, 12:18) 

The wise man knows that he should always speak constructively, and that the function of speech is to cement human relationships and to be a therapy where they are damaged or broken. The person whose aim is to wound and whose words are like swords thrusts may be a master of invective, but if he does not realize that words are a therapy for promoting social health, he is not a wise man. The sage is not primarily interested in winning debates, and he avoids speech which creates bitterness and erects barriers between himself and others. He is not the ‘outsider,’ the alienated intellectual with the waspish tongue. Part of his wisdom is his political or social effectiveness, and this is dependent on his ability to go on with all types of people and win their confidence. His interest is to speak so as to the health of the community. In order to do this, his approach to relations between man and man is a matter of principal conciliatory. (Proverbs Mc Kane)

Regards and good will blogging.


For the Etymologists who know the word “inspire” did not appear until the 14th century, long after King Solomon, you also probably know that the above riddle was not written by King Solomon, it was dreamt up by me to inspire your interest. For this I apologize for my action.

I hope you will understand my motive for doing so was to hopefully inspire constructive wisdom to certain political leaders in our country for their actions which I witnessed in the news this past week. Ask yourself this, did their words serve to possibly inspire someone in the future to a different meaning for “to take a breath away or draw it in?”  You can also decide if the words they said were wise or foolish.

What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom.