“Like the fire burns the wood shavings,
reducing each to a pile of dust.
The silence when the world around you crumbles down,
kills you as much.
When thousands of mortals surround you,
but no one dares to speak up,
so it doesn’t shake their ground.
And the silence of good souls,
kills you more than the sympathy of hollow men,
who follow the crowd.
The fire tenderly burns in your heart,
killing the expectations you had with others.
And instead of charring your soul,
it feels a little warmer,
You can breathe without holding your heart,
and gut to your mouth.
Suddenly it feels a lot lighter, knowing you have taken re-birth.
The fire burns until it makes your soul weep,
by cleansing all the haunting memories.
And like the ash,
it sets you free to soar high,
until you rest in peace.”
Significance of Fire in our Life:
Life is a tumultuous cycle. Sometimes it brings happiness, the other times sadness followed by gloomy clouds of despair. Nobody will pave a way for you to walk on the bed of roses.
If you are here in this vast world, you are going to be challenged again and yet again to polish yourself. Take lessons from your mistakes. Accept your failures and learn how to stand up in front of the mirror, with your head held high.
Be honest with yourself and those around you. Usher kindness to those who value it. Remember that everything in nature is made up of five basic elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space.
Fire is a natural symbol of life and passion, though it is the one element in which nothing can actually live.—Susanne Katherina Langer
So rise like the fire and burn fiercely. Celebrate the spirit of Agni (fire) that purifies, destroys, illuminates and annihilates. Thereby, teaching us to take rebirth, whenever the light (energy) inside us flickers.
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- My favourite Cloud
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- The Meadow Flowers were Teeming with Joy
- Sudoku Man- Poem on Man
Let thy spirit be high in love. Namaste