This world takes us away from the spirit and moves us towards materialism. As a result of this, we prevented from being connected to the inspiration that brings peace, love and joy to ourselves and others.
Dr. Dyer teaches us about God and how we can connect by learning to focus on positive memories, circumstances and ideas. When we do this, we let go of judgements and instead are able to forgive ourselves and others. He states "Nobility is not about being better than someone else. It's about being better than we used to be".
The inspiration or inner callings that Dr. Dyer writes about sometimes require that we leave conventional lives behind in order to reach out for causes that are larger than ourselves. Others may criticize us or try to tell us that doing these things are impossible or foolish. When we continue to follow the inspiration that God has given us, however, we have everything that is needed to complete the task and blessings beyond what we might ever have expected.
Dr. Dyer does not speak of one religion or denomination. Instead, he quotes from wise individuals throughout the ages. He uses his own personal experiences to demonstrate how the principles that he is teaching were evidenced in his own life.
Throughout this book, the reader is encouraged to invest time in learning to become "in-Spirit" rather than living in the ego (edging God out) state that the world encourages.
Because God is good and has abundance to offer everyone, we just need to recognize this and then have confidence that what we need and ask for is already on its way to us. The situations that we face and the people we meet all have a role, so we need to accept them as important parts of the purpose that has been laid out for us on a personal level.
Dr. Dyer argues that we are co-creators with God and because of this, it is important that we are connected and listening to the inspiration both within and without us. We also need to take action that characterizes a God of love by trusting that the connection will provide what we need, and forgiveness will build relationships with others.
The ideas presented in this book are very different from ones I had heard in the past. At times, I needed to re-read in order to understand what Dr. Dyer was trying to communicate. The stories that he provided brought clarity to the lessons and the suggestions at the end of each chapter offered simple ways to apply the principles on a daily basis in one's own life.
"Inspiration" is written as a reminder that there is more to life than what this world offers and guides us not only in realizing this but also provides insight into how to experience more.