Brazier and candle flame
What they correspond to in our psychic life
October 5th 2011
When you light a candle, the slightest breeze can extinguish its tiny flame. But if you light a brazier, the most violent winds will only fuel it. And what about you? If you are only a tiny flame, the slightest breeze will blow you out. But if you are a brazier, the stronger the wind blows, the stronger your fire will grow. Yes, if you are small, frail and sickly, if you are not yet strong, the slightest challenge can flatten you. But if you are sturdy and resilient, all difficulties will only increase your dynamism, your willpower and your love. How often we have seen this! When the weak are the slightest bit contradicted or challenged, they become discouraged, give up and give in, while the strong are inspired and become even more determined to carry on and brave all obstacles. Well now, don’t ask me which of these you are. You can find this out for yourself: if the least difficulty in life brings you to a halt, you are still only a candle flame.