Let your aspirations be the bright, unwavering path to personal growth, a beacon of resolve and potential. — ShadowsPub
The word “aspiration” comes from the Latin “aspirare” meaning “to breathe upon, to blow up,” or “to aspire to or seek to attain”. Aspirations are typically something of great value or significance we desire or long for.
I think one of the greatest desires that’s almost universal is having peace in our lives and our society. Loving and being loved is another aspiration that is hardwired into most humans. Our aspirations drive our personal growth and spiritual development.
Consider the single candle burning in the dark. The flame is symbolic of hope and provides guidance in the dark. When seeking to fulfil an aspiration there can be a lot of uncertainty and adversity to overcome. Light and guidance are crucial elements.
The candle flame is resilient. Harsh winds may blow it out, but it can be relit to provide persistent guidance on the journey. Challenges can blow out the flame of an aspiration, but it can be restarted and persist toward the goal.
Flame is transformational. It can both destroy and cleanse. Sometimes the path to a desire has objects in the way and have to be moved. Change is hard but the effort is needed to stay on the path.
A candle flame represents knowledge and enlightenment, it sheds light on ignorance and the shadows. Personal growth requires both learning and light shed on our shadow sides. In coming to know our complete self, we gain understanding, self-awareness and wisdom. The shadow sides become part of us instead of something we try to hide.
The flame generates energy in order to keep burning. Energy drives our personal journey and growth. It fuels our passion to seek growth and attain our aspirations in life. It may flicker and even come close to going out, but has the resilience to rise back up and shed it’s light on the path.
The candle the flame sits atop of reminds us of the solitary nature of life’s journeys of growth and aspirations. We can share with…