Inspiration Strikes in Mysterious Ways

1 02 2010

By Kinero Tan

With a couple of unexpected financial set backs, the Breath of Cultures project was thrown its first curveball.  Yet, as I’ve learned from my PSU Professor Julia Porter, stumbling is simply a blessing in disguise.  One door closed, another opened, and the show will go on!  A finalized travel agenda has been established with a departure date of June 30th, 2010.  Destinations and time durations in each area have been set.  Yet, events and activities have loose sails and are waiting for the winds to blow.

Breath of Cultures existence and purpose is to foster inspiration.  Therefore, I would like to take a moment to share where mine comes from.

It comes from surpassing your own expectations, achieving the impossible when others say you can’t, and capturing life long goals.  Then going back to realize how capable we truly are as human beings.

It comes from a woman who left to Ethiopia over four years ago to assist in setting up a school system.  With the original intentions to stay only till the opening day, destiny had its own set of plans. Hundreds of Ethiopian children had traveled from miles away that were unaccounted for, eager and ready to learn.  This woman was so moved and inspired by what she saw, four years later you can still find her there displaying the good that we are capable of and the ability we have in making the world a better place.  A woman I hope to have the pleasure of spending time with during my travels.

Inspiration comes from the relationships that we establish throughout our lives that mold and shape our values, beliefs, and aspirations.

We are as capable as we allow our mind and bodies to think.  Once we enable a limitless state of mind the possibilities become endless.