30 August 2008

I have been thinking

Where does inspiration comes from ?
Watching Olympics last week, one thought came again and again to my mind - how does it happens that one day , somewhere in a distant country someone wakes up with dream of going and winning in olympics ?
Someone who is not connected to Olympics in any way...who had no idea about what it is..still finds some inspiration..some motivation ...to dream...
Where does it comes from ? What drives people to spend years of their lives training for an obscure skill or sport...
Similarly, we keep reading...hearing about the freedom fighters who fought for Indian independence..there were some who were totally unaware of having any personal life or ambitions..who gave up wealth , love and comfort for a cause which so burned them...that they could NOT not do anything about it ..
What drives a person to rise above the mundane, the humdrum , to dream of something even they dont know exists ... what drove them to walk to their deaths with open eyes and arms extended...
I search in the dictionary and find Inspiration defined as Stimulation of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity.
Passion is defined as any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
Is this what is the driving force of the athlete from an unknown country or Shahid Bhagatsingh who marched to the gallows with 'Inquilab Zindabad' on his lips ?
Is what Im describing called Inspiration or Passion or does this phenomenon has any other name ?

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