"We cannot hold a torch to light another's path
without brightening our own."
I guess there are many ways to interpret this quote, but I feel that it speaks to the intrinsic value of human kindness. When we act with compassion and a generous spirit, there is a ray of light that shines on us. We don't ask for the light, but it is there nonetheless. We hold our torch high in the hope of making another's path a bit easier and we end up easing our path as well.
We are all connected in the most intricate of ways. Where one person ends, another begins. Our actions effect others and their actions ultimately effect us. If we assume this to be true then it makes perfect sense to extend our torch whenever we can. It's really so simple, isn't it?
Sometimes the ONLY way we can get a ray of light is to try to shine it for another. It's a great quote.ReplyDelete