Those candle flames were like the lives of men. So fragile. So deadly. Left alone, they lit and warmed. Let run rampant, they would destroy the very things they were meant to illuminate. Embryonic bonfires, each bearing a seed of destruction so potent it could tumble cities and dash kings to their knees.
Better to illuminate than merely to shine to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
Each time a person passes by you and you say 'hello', imagine that person turning into a candle. The more positivity, love and light you reflect, the more light is mirrored your way. Sharing beautiful hellos is the quickest way to earn spiritual brownie points. You should start seeing hellos as small declarations of faith. Every time you say hello to a stranger, your heart acknowledges over and over again that we are all family.
Leave a trail of light behind you Everywhere you go. Whose darkness you'll illuminate You may never know.
How can we manage to illuminate the pathos of our lives?
There is bound to be turbulence in the clouds of confusion before one can view the friendly skies, and an illuminated landing strip.
In the beginning.. when ray and day hadn't yet come into existence at all, there was a kind of radiance that illuminates universe. That radiance is the light of knowledge and goodness. That radiance will persistently and consistently shines brightly even after all the stars and moons in this vast universe died out.
There is no shortage of beautiful people in this world. What use is your beauty to me? Your beautiful hair, your beautiful eyes and legs? I will only speak of your beauty if your beautiful soul shines light on it, for I am blind to that other beauty. What use is your hair, eyes, and legs to me when I am the seeking the light within.
Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
There's power in turning to the past to illuminate the current state of things.