Inspiration

Rev. Wayne Walder: Commentary on Inspiration

by Reverend Wayne Walder To be inspired is a human phenomenon. Something inside us responds to beauty, to the call for action or to a new awareness inside ourselves. We inhale, inspire and we become – at least for a moment – super human. In that moment we are courageous, we are more perceptive, more…

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Our Music: The Gift

by Susanne Maziarz, Music Director at Neighbourhood I’m inspired by people who are able to elevate a community simply by doing work that is caring and thorough. As I write this, a piano technician named Jamie Musslewhite is painstakingly restoring an 85-year-old Toronto-made grand piano for our congregation. He is taking it apart to replace,…

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Inspiration: Inspirational Quotations

“The only journey is the one within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke “And still after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky.” – Hafez “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a…

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Inspiration: Spiritual Questions

•   Can you name one thing which helps you feel inspired? When did you do it last? •   Does your inspiration come from inside? Can it be elicited from outside of yourself? •   When inspiration comes, can you remember it, savour it, tell others about it? Could you tell someone about an…

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Inspiration: Movie Resources

Defiance   (2008) with Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell Four brothers are hiding in deep forests of German-occupied countries during World War II, and must survive by foraging for food and weapons. They also take on added responsibilities by caring for numerous fleeing Polish Jews. Freedom Writers   (2007) with Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey…

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