I particularly like an artist Marina Abramovic who is so connected to her own life purpose and identity. She explores human relationships, love, death and in some instances explores the human essence through eye contact. If you haven't seen her famous piece, you can watch it on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS0Tg0IjCp4.
And of course the other favourite person in this set of interviews, is Deepak Chopra and his ideas on life, universe, humanity and technology.
For me, watching and hearing inspiring people speak, particularly in this interview right now, brings up triggers for thought (and I mean an explosion of thoughts when it comes to our soul development. So lets focus on one). It is interesting to reflect on the role of technology versus humanity and our desire to grow as spiritual beings in today's age. It seems that the more we become fascinated with technology and its progression, we tend to disconnect from each other's physical presence. There is so much knowledge and inspiration available to us, particularly through social media, that is engaging, interesting and easy to access. However can come with a price. An example I can think of is commuting on the train/tram to work and watching most people take out their phones and looking at them until they arrive at the destination. It is a complete disengagement from the physical environment and rather an engagement with the virtual. So I am drawn to say that it is inspiring to see beautiful pictures on facebook, but its very different seeing them in real life. I think we have so much opportunity and access to knowledge for our self development, which is fantastic if it is balanced with action from that inspiration. When we are motivated to go and apply the knowledge we receive. For example when we are reminded to live in the present with gratitude, we are not just reading about it but we are able to pause in a moment, feel its meaning and say thank you for its presence. It is then there is balance of information and action. Balance of technology and spiritual development.