BE THE LAMP THAT PREVENTS DARKNESS FROM TAKING OVER THE WORLD
The only way you can correct your life is when you discover more of yourself. You can’t change the fruit that’s already been produced, but you can make tomorrow’s fruit sweeter by nurturing the part hidden under the ground, knowing that eventually your efforts will affect the entire system on this planet. The same is important in life. We must focus on the invisible in order to change the visible so that we may deal with hard times, and transform our struggles to happy moments.
This is a story I heard while I was growing up, an approach to help us learn and grow, a story about light and darkness. Once upon a time, when the Earth was about to experience darkness for the first time, people began to panic. “The sun will set and darkness will cover everything. What will happen to us?” they cried.
The darkness became arrogant wanting to show its might. It set its foot on earth as the people hid in fear. But it is said that far away in a hut, one little lamp lifted its head and proclaimed, “I challenge you, darkness. I will be the light for the people. If nothing else, I won’t allow you to settle around me. I’ll establish light for myself.”
Watching that one lamp all the other lamps in every hut arose and the world watched in amazement. These little lamps stopped darkness from expanding. By understanding our motivations, we apply choice as a way to limit or liberate.