My account |   en

Daily Meditation: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Candle - analogy with the human being

Daily Meditation:  Tuesday, February 8, 2011

You light a candle… Its flame will give out light as long as it is fed by the burning wax. This combustion is in a way a sacrifice. There can be no light without sacrifice. A fire needs to be fed, and the candlewax is that food. This you know. But what you don’t know is that human beings are rather like candles, for they possess all the materials needed to feed the flame within, namely, those of their lower nature – selfishness, aggression, sensuality, and so on. They must sacrifice them to keep the flame burning. Humans are prevented from making this sacrifice by their fear of disappearing. Of course, something of us will disappear, but that is what has to happen for something purer and more luminous to appear – just as when the candle’s physical substance disappears so that the light can continue to shine. You will say that after a while there is nothing left of the candle, and this is true. Human beings, however, can burn indefinitely. Once lit, they remain alight, for the fuel in them is inexhaustible.

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

The Teachings of Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov can offer the reader illuminating answers to so many of life's questions and shed light on the origins of our problems and daily challenges.
The fruits of love, power, health, beauty, inspiration are much closer than we think. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov's wisdom and selfless love is our spiritual guide bringing us closer to greater harmony, purpose, balance and fulfillment. His teachings and insights are a creative breath of fresh air.
Try reading to one or more of thousand of Thoughts published for years and life will almost certainly take on a new meaning.

To continue your spiritual work in 2022,
the new daily meditation book is available!

Daily Meditations 2022
$ 15.95