This Flame, This Sun (Three-Day Quote Challenge v2, Day Two)

“Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.” – Sir Thomas Browne

Rise, and let the light fall down upon those you love.
Do not forget that you are so much more than what you perceive.
Does not the aged oak draw rays down but in doing so cast shadows under which we rest?
Action does not beget action, often in fact, we are meant to simply listen and observe.
There is a natural order, though it is not as you have been told.
We fall in line with humility and grace, not by force.
The kindest gestures are those made not of will, but of a lack thereof.
The grass will grow, whether you walk upon it or not.
The birds will fly regardless of your relative position.
Do not concern yourself with what you cannot control; simply accept (but do not resign).
You cannot live without the world outside yourself, but it will go on without your presence.
You are mighty, powerful, overflowing in potential, but ultimately you will fade like all the rest.
So burn not in expectation of reciprocation, rather, kindle and maintain, that you might find a place in all of this, a purpose defined not by your will but by your release thereof.
Let go, and in doing so, be embraced.

Three-Day Quote Challenge

I was recently nominated to participate in the three-day quote challenge by writingdreamwords of the blog Dream Words. Thank you again for the nomination. I am honored by the nomination and will continue tomorrow with my final post.


  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Post a quote for three days
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day


I am going to take a page from a good friend’s book and nominate you, whoever is reading this now. You can choose to accept or decline, with no judgment or condemnation either way. I read each and every post by those I follow, which, I can say with some level of confidence, should be all of those who follow me. I would be delighted to read responses by any of you; you are all gifted writers in your own fields, and I appreciate each and every one of you.

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