Be the candle

by Yulit Price on December 15, 2010

We are all “walking” stories; life-stories.
And each life story has a hero or heroine that trekked the path, navigated wilderness, and somehow made the journey insofar.

I asked one bright heroine to shine the light on her own victories and accomplishments along her way.

She expressed a secret wish every heroine has: “sometimes, I feel like I need the Vegas lights to shine on my victories”.

And I got it. Sometimes we yearn for external sources of light.
Sometimes we need others to really see how impossible our story was.
Sometimes we need our accomplishments to be spotlighted and amplified.

And yet, there is something so powerful about carrying your own light.

One internal candle is more powerful than any set of mega external lights.

The source is yours.
The light is shining from the inside out.
The glow radiates anywhere you go.

Edith Wharton once wrote, “There are two ways of spreading light: be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

Both in my mothering and in my work, I get to be the mirror and the candle. It is rewarding to see internal candles around me being lit time after time.

If your have been feeling dim for a while, find a way to connect with your inner light.

Be the candle.

The world needs your light.

(I received permission to share this post!)

About the author

Yulit Price wrote 39 articles on this blog.

Yulit Price is a registered psychotherapist in private practice. She is known for her empowering work with women and mothers. Through her collaborative one-on-one sessions, workshops, and retreats, her mission is to help women expand their version of self, tap into authentic voice, and enhance their relationships. Her areas of expertise include: Women’s Development, Motherhood, Maternal Transitions, Career Transitions, Relationships, Interpersonal Communications, Depression, Anxiety, and Loss. To learn more about me and my credentials Click Here

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Terri December 23, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Beautiful words burning bright from you. Thank you.


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