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A candle called YOU

A candle called YOU

It is easy to think of candles as a relic of the past. Yet, visit a shrine and invariably you will find people lighting up candles despite the fact that the place is well lit. It is symbolic of the faith that one reposes albeit in the fond hope of getting a favor done. A candle is merely a carrier of light, much like a torch. Yet, it is the light that one yearns for when in the dark. The carrier of light be it a torch or a candle is much sought after then, for that is the only way to ensure the light stays on for a longer period of time. Ironically in today’s day and age, a candle is hard to locate at home not because we do not value it but because we treat it as just to be used rarely, sparingly and hopefully never ever. So the candle is casually kept in some corner or drawer much out of sight.

As individuals we often feel that we are treated like candles. Look back at the sudden phone calls from long lost friends or casual acquaintances. We immediately scan the background of the personal mentally wondering what possible reason could have motivated her/ him to call. We also jump to a conclusion that they remember us because they have a favor to ask of us. Fact is, we too remember some people only when we require their help and we know that they care in a position to help us.

In reality we cannot achieve anything on our own only. At the same time we cannot be in touch with others all the time. So when people get in touch out of the blue, feel like a candle that has much to offer when the room is dark. Bear in mind that every individual has something tangible to contribute no matter how big or small. At times someone may call you up merely to get a phone number of a person known to you. The only thing you do is pass the number on but at the point it is a critical help for the other person. There are times when people call just because they either remembered you or because they chanced upon your telephone number. Be glad that they feel comfortable connecting with you. Ask yourself who are those people who you know well but do not want to connect with at all?

If you connect the dots, you will realize that you are much sought after when, others perceive you as helpful, understanding, respectful and empathetic. Have you ever visualized yourself as an individual who is blessed with so many virtues?

Try these:           

  • What are those endearing qualities in another person that enable you to connect with that person even after long periods of non communication? How many of such qualities do you possess?
  • Why do you think a candlelight dinner is considered romantic?
  • Who would you like to gift a scented candle to next?

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The light within you…

WP-14-6 The brightest light is within uMost of us alternate between some period of bliss and the rest of the time in disillusionment. Our disenchantment with life mainly stems from the following

Our inability to define a purpose to our existence

Our tendency to compare our life with that of those around

Our inability to appreciate the blessings in our life

Our fear of the future.

Now that we have managed to throw some light on the reasons for our frustrations, unhappiness and insecurities we can work on our problems and enjoy bliss for a large part of life. This is easier said than done because we still have to make the changes within us. This means we need to put the spotlight on us ; through introspection, reflection and acceptance. Fortunately each one of us has the gifts of rational thinking, the ability to be proactive and a conscience to guide us; all of which taken together provides the brightest spotlight within us to re-examine our life and our lifestyle. Look within you; focus on the problems that impede you from enjoying bliss and find the right medicine even if it be a bitter or painful pill / injection to be subjected to.

To define a purpose to our life – pay attention to your passions, your strengths and your gut feeling. Be aware of your personal limitations, your acute dislikes and fears. With this matrix outlined, visualize the options that fit snuggly into your vision of what you want to do in your life.

To overcome the tendency to compare – remember there is always a price to pay. So the neo rich may experience loneliness, the celebrities a dire need for privacy, the apparently successful may constantly worry about failure. At the same time ask yourself what price are you willing to pay for money, fame and success. The answers may surprise you and perhaps even shock you.

To better appreciate the blessings in our life – look around and focus on those thousands around who you loathe or pity. SO what is it that you pity them for or loathe them for? In comparison do you realize how much more blessed you are be it by way of good health, loving family, financial security, peace of mind etc.

You can overcome the fear of the future – by appreciating the present moment, your tremendous reserve of blessings, the security you have built up both tangible but more importantly intangible like your good will, relationships cultivated and the empowerment given to your loved ones.

When you see with the light within you, you will be honest, transparent, determined and decisive for otherwise you will miss out on the moles and warts in your life that blemish an otherwise perfect opportunity to lead and enjoy a blissful life.

Try this:

Write down 5 positive sentences each beginning with the words

I want to be….

I shall achieve…..

I will not compromise on…..

I will change my life by ……

I want to be remembered as…..

Choose your favorite proverb on the following themes



Goal setting



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