“…with time and practice, love can grow deeper in quality, as I say, and become more ardent. We have an example of this in the activity of fire:
Although the fire has penetrated the wood, transformed it, and united it with itself, yet as this fire grows hotter and continues to burn, so the wood becomes much more incandescent and inflamed, even to the point of flaring up and shooting out flames from itself.
It should be understood that the soul now speaking has reached this enkindled degree, and is so inwardly transformed in the fire of love and elevated by it that it is not merely united to this fire but produces within it a living flame.
The soul feels this and speaks of it thus in these stanzas with intimate and delicate sweetness of love, burning in love’s flame…” – Fray Juan de la Cruz, on his poem, ‘The Living Flame of Love’.
What’s burning within you? Guard the Flame.
“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb
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