Have you ever engaged in candle meditation? I haven’t yet. It’s a definite “must do” in my near future, though.
Candle lighting comprises a notable role in my daily practices to promote both bliss and calm. I often light candles when I prepare meals, do yoga, write and create art. Candles are always burning brightly when I’m soaking in a hot bath, savoring evening patio time, participating in online personal development activities (e.g. teleclasses) and recording podcasts.
Below are a collection of inspirational quotes (citation for quotes) about candles and candle lighting. I’ve paired them with my own photography and art work (yes, all candle-themed as well!).
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single
candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
“There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle
or the mirror that reflects it.”
“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”
“My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah...
it gives a lovely light.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay
“Every day, every birthday candle I blow out,
every penny I throw over my shoulder in a wishing well,
every time my daughter says, “Let’s make a wish on a star,”
there’s one thing I wish for: wisdom.”
When do you enjoy lighting candles? I would adore hearing about it!
Joy and hugs, T.