What's the difference between inspiration and aspiration?

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  1. A-Rob profile image59
    A-Robposted 4 years ago

    What's the difference between inspiration and aspiration?

    Any answer might be a good one!

  2. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 4 years ago

    Inspiration comes from something "external". It motivates or gives us hope that we can accomplish our (aspirations) or goals which are "internal". You might be (inspired) by someone's life story, a book you read, a speech or song you heard, or religious beliefs.
    Aspirations are your internalized hopes and wishes for your life.

    1. A-Rob profile image59
      A-Robposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent! Well answered.

  3. manatita44 profile image84
    manatita44posted 4 years ago

    Dashing Scorpio's answer is excellent!To continue,  Aspirations manifest themselves. So for example, you receive through Grace in prayer, and then you share it with the spiritually hungry world. Men and women of God are constantly manifesting in this world. We share, in a small way, like a smile, or in a big way through a spiritual concert for thousands!

    I take part from time to time, and indeed organise something called The World Harmony Run or Sri Chinmoy's Oneness-Home Peace Run. It is quite successful and inspires millions around the globe.

    Aspiration is the beginning and the end of the journey. Again, it is a birthless and deathless sojourn. It comes from a selfless inner cry and that cry is sooner or later manifested in the world in which we live. The intensity of inner aspiration demands expression.  I have written a great deal about both in my book: My Guru, Sri Chinmoy: Life And Teachings. Both inspiration and aspiration go together. Peace.

  4. danicole profile image77
    danicoleposted 4 years ago

    Inspiration is the internal processing of creativity that your brain/mind develops in reaction to the interaction with the outside world. Aspiration is related to goals, dreams, hopes and ambition. When you get inspired by something you internalize it, oftentimes replicate it in a creative way and it can later lead to the development of aspiration (s).
    Ex: You grew up poor and miserable which inspired you to go to college and get a good, well paying job (aspirations). Inspiration usually leads to actions, while aspirations are oftentimes the direction and end results of these actions.


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