There’s a flame that burns within each of us. The flame represents our passions, desires, our hopes and dreams.
As a child, the flame burns the brightest. Ask any child what they would like to be and they’ll have an interesting answer for you. Watch a child play and their imagination and creativity are endless. As a child starts to grow up and learns the rules of the culture and those around them, the flame burns a little less and can sometimes go out. This can be seen in people who have given up on life or those that feel beaten down, run down and depressed. They’ve been put down by the system, the culture and they feel that no one understands them.
But it doesn’t have to be the way!
The flame can be re-ignited again. Ask yourself, do you snuff out other people’s flames or do you fan them? Do you support and encourage people to follow their hearts and dreams or are you jealous when they do? Whenever something positive happens to another, are you blowing out their flame by saying something negative? Are you a positive influence to those around you?
Hang out with those who ignite your flame. Find people on the same road that you are travelling down. Instead of putting out your candle, turn your flame into a roaring fire. Shine in this world and share your gifts and talents.
Travel. Read. Write. Spend time in nature. Connect with your family and friends. Build communities. Inspire others and fan their flames. Help people. Make this world better than when you got there. And when you recognize another person on your path, help each other grow your fires.
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization Chiropractic in Ottawa, Canada.