Merge to Emerge 😊
I twirl a slim piece of cottonwool between my fingers, it becomes too thin in places and seems ready to crumble. I overlap weak strands over each other to toughen them.
Finally, I place this delicate wick in a Diya full of ghee, I see it absorb the ghee and settle itself contentedly in a coil at the base. The small portion that is above the oil, is what I light. The heat of the match consumes it an seconds, however, when the flame reaches the ghee, it slows down, steadies itself, reintroduces itself not as a foe but a friend. Both, the wick and the flame understand each other with a new respect… They modify each other… The cotton doesn’t feel as vulnerable and the flame doesn’t feel as powerful. The ghee that played mediator to both, smiles with all its purity.
Sometimes I feel like an unimmersed wick. Weak, brittle, fragile, but then, with the oil of faith or prayer, I find myself becoming stronger. I embrace life with all its ups and downs, understanding that everyday will sometimes challenge and at other times, pamper, but I shall stay steady and radiant like the delicate wick, immersed completely, burning steadily, morphing gradually from something dainty to something far more steady, bright and beautiful… 💕
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