Dear reader, I was talking to my kid sister a few years ago, when she had just begun to form the incessant questions that children do, and talked a mile a minute, expressing her thoughts and jumping from one to the other so quick, I could hardly catch up; when something about our funny, silly little conversation, got me reflecting on the innocent, pure, childlike glow of light around children… and write this down in my diary.
Have you ever noticed that when you talk to children, (well most children, anyway), or are around them, you feel relaxed, sublime, a sense of momentarily unloading the weight you carry all the time and just being there, aware?
I believe that children have a complete and faultless light about them; whereas we adults, on growing up, retain only parts of that light – which shines bright in aspects of us like kindness, love, passion, excellence, compassion, humanity, goodness and such other attributes; but is overshadowed to the point of darkness when we worry, hate, judge, fear, cheat, and so on and so forth. Yet it’s only ever in parts, never as complete as when we were children. Until we die. Then the immortal soul is released from its mortal coil, and comes into its light again, brilliant, magnificent, faultless, complete…
Maybe that’s the reason why children are born with a whole light, because the soul hasn’t begun the process of living in that life, and its light is as bright as new- which starts diminishing little by little as the process is underway. Maybe that is also the reason why we are told not to lose our light, to look to the light within.
The light within– or the inner light, is retained though. As long as we live. You can feel it in others through the
You can feel it in others through the vibe they give off, through the energy you feel around them (uplifted or drained out), and just the general sense of being around them. This inner light is of utmost significance, and needs protection and nourishment- good thoughts, belief and positivity, in the face of trials and hardships. You can see people who do not take care of their inner light when you see them invoking feelings like fear, mistrust, doubt, discouragement, control, and such other vicious emotions, in others; while those that make others feel understood, loved, guided, happy and at ease are the ones at a higher state of virtue, of wisdom, of light.
Our light is what lets us surmount every strife and overcome every obstacle in life, and that is why the glow needs to be kept from shadow- for once you find your inner light, no darkness is ever as dark as before!
Until next time,
© Isha Garg
Doodle by Isha Garg