Each time you meet another upon the path, a relationship begins. Each relationship has its unique purpose and meaning. It may be brief or long-lasting, but it always adds to your life experience as you travel along your journey. It is your choice whether to keep this relationship at arm’s length or bring it into the light. If you choose to bring it into the light, you will find that it can be a blessing in your life. You have many opportunities to meet with others on this path. You may meet them in passing while shopping or on vacation. You may work together or go to school together. You may be neighbors or friends of friends.
It may come to pass, the relationship lasts but for a moment or longer. A relationship can be like a candle, if you are the flame, it will burn bright and quickly. But if you are the candle, it will burn slowly and last a very long time. The flame burns brightly, but as time goes on, it begins to fade. You begin to lose sight of who you are and what you want out of life. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can become the candle again by remembering who you are and what you want out of life.
With each meeting of another, there is an exchange of energy. Love is a choice, not a feeling. Love is a decision you make every day to be with someone. You decide what to do and how to act. Love doesn’t just happen; it’s something you work at every day. It means trusting them even when they don’t deserve it. It means believing in them when they doubt themselves. It means accepting their imperfections along with all their strengths and weaknesses. Love comes with its ups and downs, its joys and sorrows; but the more you love someone, the more pain you feel when they leave you or betray your trust.
In the blink of an eye, all may change. You are here, but if you blink you might miss it. It is the same with life – don’t turn away from it, don’t ignore it, don’t put your head in the sand and pretend it isn’t there. It is there, right now, and right now is all we have. Life can also be cruel and harsh. You can feel despair when tragedy strikes those close to you or when bad things happen to good people who’ve done nothing wrong except live their lives honestly and openly. However, life can be majestic and beautiful. You can experience its grandeur when you look at a great work of art or listen to a piece of music that moves you deeply. You can feel awe as you contemplate nature’s beauty.
You may very well be the catalyst for change in another simply having given a smile. The quality of your life is dependent on the quality of your relationships with others. If you want to make more money, begin by helping others make more money. Other than money, you may be the reason someone decided to give up their life of crime and get on the path to redemption. You may be the reason someone decided to treat their partner with love and respect. When you interact with others, it can be easy to forget that your actions can affect someone else’s mood or attitude. On the flip side, just being around someone upbeat can have a profound effect on your outlook on life.
A smile is the simplest, deepest single gift from you to another. Smile in someone’s direction and you will brighten their day. Smile at a stranger and they will smile back at you. Smile at someone who is laughing, and they laugh even harder; smile at someone who is crying, and they will cry less. The gift of a smile is priceless. It’s free and it’s instantly given. A smile can warm the coldest day, bring joy to a sad heart, and even make all our troubles seem small. This is the best investment that you must learn. Smiling is contagious that makes other people’s moods lifted.
A touch, a kind word, loving thoughts, or a kind gesture may be the most profound turning point for the receiver. The gift of a smile is priceless and even the stock market cant make this down. It’s free and it’s instantly given. A smile can warm the coldest day, bring joy to a sad heart, and even make all our troubles seem small. Smile at yourself in the mirror. Do it right now and notice how you feel. You’ll probably feel good. Remind yourself of this when you are feeling down. You are the candle that lights up the world.
Give to yourself unconditionally. When you give your share, you can’t help but feel good. It is a natural high. When you give to yourself unconditionally and with no strings attached, you’ll receive more than you could have ever imagined. It’s time to stop being dependent on someone else to make your life better. You are the only one who can do that for yourself. This isn’t about being a martyr or feeling guilty – it’s about investing in your value and knowing what you deserve as a human being. Allow yourself to receive love from your friends and family members. Trust them and know that they will give it to you even if they don’t say it out loud.
Imagine you are lighting a candle. It is dark and cold, but you can see the flame as it burns brightly. It is warm, illuminating, and inviting. You feel safer, calmer, and more confident in yourself. You are no longer alone in the darkness. You are the wick, and your life is your flame. Without your life, there is no flame. And without flame, there is no fuel for growth. This is how others feel when they are around you. They feel safe and secure, especially when you are lighting their path forward with your light.
Light two more candles from the flame of the first. Find a dark place and sit quietly for a few minutes. Visualize yourself as a candle that is burning brightly, but slowly going out. Close your eyes and get as comfortable as possible. This is a symbol of creating new opportunities for yourself and others through sharing your light. May this light shine on all who need healing and comfort, who have lost hope and have no place to turn. May it guide them back to the path of love and truth, so that they may find peace again.
Does the light of the first candle become dim in the giving? It’s a beautiful thing to watch one candle light another, and it’s an even more beautiful thing to see those candles light many more. The candle is a symbol of light, wisdom, and knowledge. It is also a symbol of enlightenment and spirituality. The candle represents the soul’s quest for enlightenment, spiritual wisdom, and truth. The flame on a candle represents our souls’ desire to ascend higher into realms of knowledge and understanding. The candle reminds you that you are not alone in your struggles or your joys. Your life is interconnected with those around you, and you stand together in this world as one person.
No, the first candle shares the flame and the light without hesitation, there is no sacrifice in the giving. You are sitting in a dark room, your hands wrapped around a small candle flame. The candle is lit and it will burn for as long as you need it to. You begin to feel the light from the candle growing inside of you. It spreads through your body, warming you from the inside out. It begins to fill your mind with thoughts of love, compassion, and understanding. As you sit with the light of this one small flame within you, there is no struggle or fear present; just peace and calmness.
Become like the candle, sharing the light within you. A candle has a flame that burns brightly but eventually dies down. It also has a wax that melts into a liquid and then drips off of the wick. When this happens, it’s almost as if the candle is crying for help because it’s about to end its existence. The candle itself is a symbol of light in the darkness, knowledge in ignorance, and wisdom in folly. The candle is also symbolic of sacrifice, devotion, and commitment to your spiritual path. But as you continue to burn that candle, its light grows brighter and brighter. The more it burns, the more light it gives off. Eventually, there is enough light for you to see everything around you very clearly.
Give freely this day. As you go through this day, keep in mind that your actions are like candles. They may be small and insignificant, but when burned together, they can light up the world. You are not one of them. You are special because you have a heart that wants to be filled with love and joy, but also because you have a soul that can give love and joy back.