In order to give light one must burn first

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In order to give light one must burn first

“Being a candle is not easy - in order to give light one must burn first”
- Rumi
This quote brings tears to my eyes as it rings so true to me as I know it does for so many of us.

being a candle is not easy, in order to give light one must burn first

The most powerful growth I have had has happened after feeling burned down to my core.

It’s so hard to see through the pain in those times, all you can do is surrender and have trust that there is a bigger plan falling into place.

Even the act of surrender is a huge lesson in itself especially for someone like myself who likes to have control.

With the new year on our doorstep it is a time of reflection on the year that was and I’ve heard many people express a desire to see the back of 2016. This year has had many challenges for many including my own family and it’s important to give respect to those hardships as an opportunity for growth whilst celebrating and focusing on the great things that have also happened this year.

I don’t know why but it seems easier to recall the hard times so let’s all take a few minutes before the year is lost to also give credit to the good that 2016 gifted us. 

Then we’ll dust ourselves off and get ready to kick ass in 2017!

xx Elise

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