Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Try reverse Déjà Vu for inspiration

What's Reverse Déjà Vu for inspiration? Do something uplifting you've NEVER done before! I'm betting NO ONE has seen ALL of the videos below before. If you have leave a comment with something new for the next visitor. There are some new variations of well-known ones here, but NO WAY have you seen all of these!

New inputs = new inspiration

Holding the sun in your hands on the horizonWhy did I put these together? It's important to seek out things to be motivated by, not to just stick to the same inputs, day in and day out. To find new things to lift yourself up, forget all the time-wasters and get energized or just relax deeper than ever before. To remember what you want most out of life, and feel that it can happen.

Sometimes when something inspires you, it feels like remembering something that you've forgotten. Peaceful music and imagery is what often does it for me, that and really cool, gravity or body-defying dance! Here's one of my favorites nature videos to start things off:

Remember the best things you want from life

I hope you find something here that helps you feel and remember the best side of yourself, and remember the best things you want out of life. Hopefully there will be something here you love but have never seen or heard before. (Yeah, I've also got puns, cats, photoshopped and large desktop pics*sigh*)

Links in most cases take you to other popular videos by the same artist, or style of video. All photos below are by me.)


Oh, and a suggestion: Watch and listen to these here but then watch your favorites in full screen. (How? Click on the YouTube logo in the lower right corner to go the video's main page, and then click on the tiny icon in the lower right to open the video in full screen. Viewing controls at the bottom of your screen, press the Esc key on your keyboard to exit full screen mode.)

"This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet." -Rumi
Eagle Mountain Mist

Okay, this is a viral video ad (Schweppes Burst), but it's great! Slow motion of water balloons bursting, with music. Won me over. Wait for the one that hits the guy in the face

Davy Spillane plays a lament on the Uilleann pipes to Cuchulain composed by Bill Whelan for Riverdance. (Once you've heard this sound, you'll never need to look up the meaning of "lament.")

Ray Lynch, "Celestial Soda Pop" (comments?)

Flowing Sand Art will blow you away. Don't skip this one if you've never seen this kind of artist perform before (comments?) 
Redwoods drawn to light
Kitaro, "Silk Road." For fans, here's a version of Symphony of the forest (comments?)

Glass Harp on wine glasses (comments?) 
Golden morning

Enya, Watermark Orinoco Flow and May it be are great too! (comments?)

Laughing Baby What a great audience! Thank you, I'm here all week! (comments?)

Saraswa, "Trees" (comments?)

Diamonds in the rough
Nessun Dorm by the Three Tenors. You really owe it yourself to hear how it develops--listen to the whole thing and it will bring tears to your eyes. Made popular recently by Paul Potts version (comments?)

Okay, this is straight-up comedy: Tripod, "Make You Happy Tonight." At 1:07 the real meaning of this song comes out. "Turn the lights down low .. it helps me feel like I'm in a spaceship" (comments?)

Tchaikowsky, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Glass Armonica (comments?) Ultraviolet dreams


  1. AnonymousMay 07, 2008

    Some good video's. Thanks :)

  2. AnonymousMay 07, 2008

    O wow . this was just what I needed!! Thank you!!!!

  3. AnonymousMay 07, 2008

    gotta say - that's pretty awesome

  4. AnonymousMay 07, 2008

    That is so cool! I loved this one!

  5. AnonymousMay 08, 2008

    Wow, that must have taken you some time to prepare

    Thanks for the boost

  6. That is some very cool stuff! I especially liked the sand art video. If I had an ounce of artistic talent I would be doing me some sand art tonight! The comedy act was hillarios too!

  7. AnonymousMay 08, 2008

    Wow! these are indeed inspiring and interesting points you've got here..^^ thanks a lot for sharing it with us..^^

  8. @Owen It DID take a long time, but spread out over some weeks .. really got excited to put it all together in one place so I could share it with others.

    Not everyone was as excited as I was though ...

    It's actually spread out over two posts, since I had some great dance stuff that I love too.

  9. AnonymousMay 12, 2008

    This is the coolest thing I have ever seen!

  10. AnonymousJune 04, 2008

    In this crazy fast paced high stressed world, it is nice to find someone thoughtful enough to put something like this together, thank you. I am book marking for future 'revival'.



  11. AnonymousJune 24, 2008

    Really, really, REALLY great!!!

  12. AnonymousJuly 16, 2008

    That was a nice cool break. THanks!