A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
Is your candle glowing and ready to light another candle?
Are you consciously lighting another’s candle often?
First you need to make sure your own candle is glowing as often as you can. Now what do I mean by this?
By making sure your cup is full so your own light will shine. Taking care of yourself regularly.
Physically, emotionally and spiritually.
I’ve spoken many times about doing something often to get your body moving. Whether it’s going to the gym, getting outside taking a walk, a jog, riding a bike, doing yoga. What else can you think of?
Eating healthy foods is essential to take care of you as well.
Emotionally and spiritually, are you taking time to do things you love to do?
It’s as simple as putting on music every day to sing and perhaps dance to. This changes your energy and vibration. I listen to music each day as I’m in the shower and getting ready. I can feel the shift in my energy. How about you? Does music do this for you?
Taking the time to do a hobby you enjoy regularly is important too. Spending time with the people you love.
Breathe, relax, perhaps meditate. I take time most afternoons to put my feet up, use my chi machine and listen to a guided meditation or ocean waves/raindrops.
Set aside time to pray for yourself and others. Be of service, giving to others.
Write in a gratitude journal.
All of these things I’ve suggested will help fill your cup and help your light to shine.
Lighting another candle will fill you with joy and peace.
I think about doing something as simple as giving compliments to others. I look for things easily to compliment another person about. Often, it’s even strangers in a store or at the health club. It brings them joy and it brings me joy to take a moment to do this.
This is like lighting another candle isn’t it? You’re giving something to someone else as you pass along a kind thought.
Here is a site I found, to read what others have said about this topic:
The author of this blog said this:
“But you see, the people who react with joy:
- Ask me how they can help me. Give without expecting to receive, if they’re able to do so.
- Emanate a joy that’s contagious and brightens my whole day, making me want to live life more fully.
- Ask questions that come from a place of curiosity and enjoyment of life, not trying to prove who’s smarter or more successful.
- Introduce me to more kind-hearted people.
What is that saying? “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” These people live that quote.”
Are you someone that slows down long enough to pay attention to others?
Would people say some of these things about you?
Something to think about, wouldn’t you say?
What I would love is for everyone to live their lives in more joy, love, and appreciation often.
I hope what I’ve shared with you here will help you to keep your candle glowing and that you will help light other candles often.
With love and appreciation,
PS. Here is the Emotional Scale once again to look at often. I and others find it such a helpful tool to use to achieve so much of what I’m sharing with you in this article.