THE INSPIRATION PORTAL

There has been too little focus on what’s positive, inspirational and of significance in the media and society.
We want to present Positive News, things that uplift The Human Spirit and a New Worldview for the Future.

«No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.»
– Albert Einstein

Why now is the time for serious optimism

Recent political events have shown that the ‘doom and gloom’ news narrative no longer serves society. A more inspiring lens on the world is needed in order to heal division and empower people to bring about change. Following the Brexit vote and Trump’s surprise election, questions have been asked ab …

Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir

Virtual Choir 1 Virtual Choir 1 ‘Lux Aurumque’ was launched in March 2010 and featured online performances by 185 singers. It received over 1 million hits in the first two months of its release, and has since been watched by nearly 5 million people. It began in May 2009 as a simple experiment in soc …

Darwin’s Touch: Survival of the Kindest

Think of Darwin and “survival of the fittest” leaps to mind, as do images of competitive individuals — collections of selfish genes — going at one another bloody in tooth and claw. “Survival of the fittest” was not Darwin’s phrase, but Herbert Spencer’s and that of Social Darwinists who used Darwi …

7 ways to map optimism

Named one of ‘75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century‘ by Esquire Magazine, today the global theorist, TED speaker and CNN Global Contributor Parag Khanna believes that beneath the chaos of a world appearing to fall apart is a new foundation of connectivity that is actually pulling it togethe …

World’s largest concentrated solar plant

How Morocco Is Harnessing Solar Power To Achieve Energy Independence Morocco’s Noor Project is eventually expected to reduce carbon emissions by 760,000 tons per year. Morocco is on the way to dramatically cutting its dependence on imported oil after successfully launching Noor 1 — the first phase o …

Extreme poverty will be gone by 2030

Hans Rosling asks: Has the UN gone mad? The United Nations just announced their boldest goal ever: To eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, already by 2030. Looking at the realities of extremely poor people the goal seems impossible. The rains didn’t fall in Malawi this year. The poor …

A magical bond with A spotted moray eel

Decades ago, famed Australian ocean experts and cinematographers Valerie Taylor and her husband Ron began swimming the oceans, studying marine life. Ron captured hours of footage of Valerie sharing special bonds with different aquatic species, but one of the more incredible moments was her unique re …

Shark asks divers for help

Text from Youtube: On April 4th 2015, we witnessed this shark approach our shark feed and ASK for help to remove a rope that was tight around her throat! We thankfully succeeded and now have named this lovely lady, ‘Lucy’! We hope to see a lot more of her. Watch the amazing footage of the shark resc …

Whale freed from fishing nets

Michael Fishbach, co-founder of The Great Whale Conservancy (GWC), narrates his encounter with a young humpback whale entangled in local fishing nets. At first, the animal appeared to be dead, yet Fishbach investigated and quickly discovered that the poor creature was tangled in a fishing net. The h …

17 Goals to Transform Our World

On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things between now and the year 2030. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. …

Carbon emissions were flat for the third straight year

A world greatly concerned about how the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president could stall global climate policy received a major dose of welcome news Sunday, when scientists published a projection suggesting that for the third straight year, global carbon dioxide emissions did not incr …

26 reasons why the world is getting better

26 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better. The press — and humans in general — have a strong negativity bias. Bad economic news gets more coverage than good news. Negative experiences affect people more, and for longer, than positive ones. So it’s natural for things like Ru …

Sweden introduce six-hour work day

Some companies in Sweden are moving to a six-hour working day in a bid to increase productivity and make people happier. Employers across the country have already made the change, according to the Science Alert website, which said the aim was to get more done in a shorter amount of time and ensure p …

The DNA Journey

It’s easy to think there are more things dividing us than uniting us. But we actually have much more in common with other nationalities than you’d think. We asked 67 people from all over the world to take a DNA test, and it turns out they have much more in common with other nationalities than they w …

Marianne Williamson: Stand Up, Speak Out!

Stand Up, Speak Out!: Marianne Williamson at TEDxTraverseCity Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher. Seven of her twel …