a. The excitement of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity: a singer who found her inspiration in popular songs of the 1920s.
b. The condition of being so excited: sat down to write in a sudden burst of inspiration.
c. The quality of being so excited, as manifested in something: a painting full of inspiration.
2. A person or thing that moves the intellect or emotions or prompts action or invention: Gandhi has been an inspiration to political reformers for decades.
3. Something, such as a sudden creative act or idea, that is inspired: had an inspiration and saw a way to solve the problem.
4. Divine guidance or influence exerted directly on a human mind or soul.
5. The act of drawing in, especially the inhalation of air into the lungs.
What is it to feel inspired?
A sharp intake of breath. Your heart begins to beat a little faster. Eyes sparkle with interest and potential. Your spine straightens, and your shoulders pull back. You lean in as the inspiration gains momentum.