Thank you so much to everyone who supported the #myinspirationstation collaboration on instagram. We have always been inspired by our surroundings and are so excited to share the surroundings that inspire you. Below are the photos that caught our eye and the instagram name of the people who submitted it, be sure to check out their profiles for more awesome photos. We hope you take the time to enjoy the photos and read each persons reason for being inspired. We hope that it is motivation for you to find a spot in this world where you can find peace and inspiration. If you love this post and are keen to get involved, we will be checking the #myinspirationstation hashtag on Instagram and are super excited to regularly feature your photos on the Rainbow Network. 

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @dylanphillip  "We took this camping trip on a whim late one friday night. It was a secret spot that a friend knew of, completely off the grid and miles and miles away from anybody else. On the way there we got lost twice in the backwoods of this Arkansas back country, winding down dark roads with nothing in site was frustrating, and we were exhausted. We finally found the spot hours later, set up camp in the darkness of the night and went to sleep. We woke up that next morning early and saw this beautiful scenery. It has since become one of my favorite camping spots to return to. The mere beauty of this place is inspiring, but when you add a camp fire and friends, it really makes you feel right at home in the wilderness. It is approximately 35 miles outside of Mena, Arkansas."

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @dylanphillip  "We took this camping trip on a whim late one friday night. It was a secret spot that a friend knew of, completely off the grid and miles and miles away from anybody else. On the way there we got lost twice in the backwoods of this Arkansas back country, winding down dark roads with nothing in site was frustrating, and we were exhausted. We finally found the spot hours later, set up camp in the darkness of the night and went to sleep. We woke up that next morning early and saw this beautiful scenery. It has since become one of my favorite camping spots to return to. The mere beauty of this place is inspiring, but when you add a camp fire and friends, it really makes you feel right at home in the wilderness. It is approximately 35 miles outside of Mena, Arkansas."

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @crosstepculture and @saltroots "I captured this image last summer at Lido Beach, New York. We had just gotten out from our first surf of the day and the sun was already beating down on us as we walked back to "Rivi", my 1977 Volkswagen Bus. After an hour or so in the hot sun, we decided to rig up an awning to provide some refuge from the heat. Michelle and I rallied together a few of our friends and scoured the beach for anything we could use to pitch the tarp we had on hand. After about twenty minutes we had collected two cracked spackle buckets, five zip-ties, three plastic bags, a piece of rope, and old lobster trap, and two pieces of wood. Common beach trash was ingeniously re-porposed by our group of friends and built a pretty solid awning that even withstood a brief thunderstorm later that afternoon. We were all incredibly stoked with our creation, and still talk about it to this day. It was a great experience and a gorgeous day of fun surf, good friends, and good memories. Can't ask for much more than that in life".  

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @crosstepculture and @saltroots "I captured this image last summer at Lido Beach, New York. We had just gotten out from our first surf of the day and the sun was already beating down on us as we walked back to "Rivi", my 1977 Volkswagen Bus. After an hour or so in the hot sun, we decided to rig up an awning to provide some refuge from the heat. Michelle and I rallied together a few of our friends and scoured the beach for anything we could use to pitch the tarp we had on hand. After about twenty minutes we had collected two cracked spackle buckets, five zip-ties, three plastic bags, a piece of rope, and old lobster trap, and two pieces of wood. Common beach trash was ingeniously re-porposed by our group of friends and built a pretty solid awning that even withstood a brief thunderstorm later that afternoon. We were all incredibly stoked with our creation, and still talk about it to this day. It was a great experience and a gorgeous day of fun surf, good friends, and good memories. Can't ask for much more than that in life".

 

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @thablondenomads "Our inspiration station & the place that we most like to be is near the ocean, but this was a funny way of connecting with the ocean while being a few thousand kilometres from it, Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, Australia".  

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @thablondenomads "Our inspiration station & the place that we most like to be is near the ocean, but this was a funny way of connecting with the ocean while being a few thousand kilometres from it, Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, Australia".

 

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @james_isaac. "This pic was taken at soldiers beach at a secret reef I found while taking some time out from the world. This place is special to me, as the real world is so fake. Chicks always wearing makeup to cover up their flaws, but in most cases the flaws are the best part, like the ocean floors (all pun intended). Anyway, the reason the ocean inspires me is because it doesn't have "makeup" to make its self look good, it just has to be its self which makes me not care what people think and be myself".  

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @james_isaac. "This pic was taken at soldiers beach at a secret reef I found while taking some time out from the world. This place is special to me, as the real world is so fake. Chicks always wearing makeup to cover up their flaws, but in most cases the flaws are the best part, like the ocean floors (all pun intended).

Anyway, the reason the ocean inspires me is because it doesn't have "makeup" to make its self look good, it just has to be its self which makes me not care what people think and be myself".

 

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @withinroots  "This spot is inspiring to me because of it's tranquil and magical radiance, while listening to the birds sing the days song".

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @withinroots  "This spot is inspiring to me because of it's tranquil and magical radiance, while listening to the birds sing the days song".

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @jax_thomas  "This inspirational place is in the hallway at my family home where I used to live. I seem to be able to write the most there and the acoustics are really great. It's where I filmed that little video of my song Runaway." 

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @jax_thomas  "This inspirational place is in the hallway at my family home where I used to live. I seem to be able to write the most there and the acoustics are really great. It's where I filmed that little video of my song Runaway." 

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @oakpalace  "This spot is right outside of Jamul in San Diego, CA. It takes about 45 minutes of some really heavy mountainous road to get there. You can't tell from the picture but this is where 4 different paths meet. Standing there (at the crossroads) gives me peace, like no matter which road you take, you'll still get where you're going. Even if your car overheats, which happened to me last week. (The real reason why I decided to get out of the car and take this picture.)"

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @oakpalace  "This spot is right outside of Jamul in San Diego, CA. It takes about 45 minutes of some really heavy mountainous road to get there. You can't tell from the picture but this is where 4 different paths meet. Standing there (at the crossroads) gives me peace, like no matter which road you take, you'll still get where you're going. Even if your car overheats, which happened to me last week. (The real reason why I decided to get out of the car and take this picture.)"

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @mrmlfr "This was taken at a spa with one of the best views of Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica. Meditation and yoga help me keep an open heart, mind and spirit. I was lucky enough to find this spot for some morning stretches surrounded by the most perfectly quiet and still view".

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @mrmlfr "This was taken at a spa with one of the best views of Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica. Meditation and yoga help me keep an open heart, mind and spirit. I was lucky enough to find this spot for some morning stretches surrounded by the most perfectly quiet and still view".

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @wildcanyonsandwhiskey "This photograph was taken on the final day of a recent roadtrip that I took with my best friend and business partner while we were photographing the spring lookbook for our new flower crown line for our Etsy shop. We drove to the desert of central Washington state, pitched our tent one night next to pile of unmelted snow by the mountains after making a lengthy detour and the second night steps from a lake with white sand shores. As we were making the eight hour trip home, we spotted a little dry clearing beneath towering canyons next to the highway and were compelled to stop. I remember standing there in that glowing space, the hot spring desert sun reflecting off every grain on the ground, the dust, the cement, the rocks, I remember those minutes we spent there being very significant to me: I seem to always be chasing ideals, perfect moments where the visual, emotional and cultural coil and weave into every cell of my body, fitting into designated spaces and clicking into place. And when I experience those moments of perfect synergy I find myself centered, connected to the infinite. This seemed to be one of those moments for me. I snapped this photograph just as we were about to take off". 

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @wildcanyonsandwhiskey "This photograph was taken on the final day of a recent roadtrip that I took with my best friend and business partner while we were photographing the spring lookbook for our new flower crown line for our Etsy shop. We drove to the desert of central Washington state, pitched our tent one night next to pile of unmelted snow by the mountains after making a lengthy detour and the second night steps from a lake with white sand shores. As we were making the eight hour trip home, we spotted a little dry clearing beneath towering canyons next to the highway and were compelled to stop. I remember standing there in that glowing space, the hot spring desert sun reflecting off every grain on the ground, the dust, the cement, the rocks, I remember those minutes we spent there being very significant to me: I seem to always be chasing ideals, perfect moments where the visual, emotional and cultural coil and weave into every cell of my body, fitting into designated spaces and clicking into place. And when I experience those moments of perfect synergy I find myself centered, connected to the infinite. This seemed to be one of those moments for me. I snapped this photograph just as we were about to take off". 

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @amymhanna "Inspiration is present everywhere in life. But you must be looking, or you will miss its wondrous beckoning as you pass by. In a world replete with demands and distractions, life's directive to 'stop to and smell the roses' can often times seem far from the soul-reviving inhale our weary heart's crave. Wedged awkwardly between 'must do' and 'not yet completed', this tiny gem of unfathomable joy finds home buried deep in the caverns of our 'one day I will...'. I am a busy person, with 10 fingers always firmly squished into many of life's hearty pies, often allowing myself little time to be acquainted with, well, me. The truth is, this picture IS me. This moment is my life. And it is imperative to my survival that I allow it to exist.  No matter the busy or demand upon you, choose to exist completely. Stop, inhale, and be embraced and inspired by life in each unscripted moment".

Thank you for the inspirational photo and words @amymhanna "Inspiration is present everywhere in life. But you must be looking, or you will miss its wondrous beckoning as you pass by.

In a world replete with demands and distractions, life's directive to 'stop to and smell the roses' can often times seem far from the soul-reviving inhale our weary heart's crave. Wedged awkwardly between 'must do' and 'not yet completed', this tiny gem of unfathomable joy finds home buried deep in the caverns of our 'one day I will...'.

I am a busy person, with 10 fingers always firmly squished into many of life's hearty pies, often allowing myself little time to be acquainted with, well, me. The truth is, this picture IS me. This moment is my life. And it is imperative to my survival that I allow it to exist. 

No matter the busy or demand upon you, choose to exist completely. Stop, inhale, and be embraced and inspired by life in each unscripted moment".

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