Wednesday, October 27, 2010

When You Meditate, Light a Candle

I always light a candle when I meditate.

Light a candle when you meditate. Observe how the flame flickers and sways in the currents of air that you did not even know existed. Watch how the wax melts and drips over the edge, only to pool around the base o f the candle. Notice how the wick only burns after the wax has burnt. Mesmerize yourself with the play of light and shadow.

Be reminded that time passes. And that each moment is different and special. That change is the only permanence and that the wax that has burnt will never come back. That every beginning has an end and that every end is a new beginning.

1 comment:

  1. I know more enjoyable things to light which are better for tripping on flames and dilating time. ;)