Inspiration In a Dark World

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
-Hans Margolius

Sometimes, when we look at the world around us, all we seem to see is adversary, war, terrorism, poverty and competition. We may wonder where is the evidence of God’s influence. Where is the inspiration?

The fact is, the influences of conflict are loud, dynamic and demanding of attention, while the influences of inspiration are peaceful, patient, faithful and unassuming.

God is love, energy and creation itself. He exists in our hearts, hands, thoughts and spirits. His influence is seen most clearly when our minds are quiet and our hearts are open.

God has no need for grandiose displays of power and influence. He values the free will of his creations. Conflict, ego, evil or forces of darkness by any name rob us of free will.

God is not often seen in the news or in fictional stories. Media, by its very nature, is loud, dynamic and demanding of attention. Peace and contentment do not make strong television ratings or interesting news stories.

To find inspiration in a world that appears dark, we can not look at the world through the eyes of the media, the disgruntled or the noisy, discontented attention seekers. We must quiet our minds and look at the world through our own eyes.

About the author


I am Danny Kohn, writer and designer for this site and owner, software engineer and consultant for Inspirations Software Design. My three greatest passions in life are sharing time with my family, software design and sharing inspiration with others. I have the incredible privilege of being able to spend a significant amount of time every day doing each of those three things. I am a single father of Tristen, our 6 year old son. It has been such an incredible joy to watch him grow up and learn so much. Everything he does and says overwhelms me with adoration. We have a wonderful evening ritual of reading books together in a beanbag chair. Nearly every night, we have a laughing attack together. I smile and giggle constantly in his presence and feel truly inspired.

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