Lessons from a candle

Although I seem to prefer a shower, this time I took a candlelit bath with Buddha. I noticed how the wick of the candle needs to place it's energy on one side in order for it to keep its flame. The beautiful music may have tuned me into some magic but it dawned on me that the workings of nature seem to reflect the laws that govern us all. Just like the wick needs to focus its efforts, almost pick a side to create a flame - so do we. And so it seems an illusion that we can sit on the fence, or scatter ourselves, or stand rigid yet still keep our flame. In short: in order to shine, the flame teaches us that we cannot be afraid to take our path, choose our side, for fear of missing out on what's on the other side of the candle wick! 

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