Inner Enkindling



‘In everyone’s life,’ wrote Albert Schweitzer, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953, ‘at sometime, our inner fire goes out. It then bursts into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.’ But it is far from easy to find such enkindling personalities in our day-to-day life and even if there are some, having an encounter with them is rarer still. Blessed are the moments when such encounters take place—setting afire our inner spirit, providing much needed succour and direction in life and thereby filling us with meaningfulness and fulfilment.."


Have your ever encountered such a noble soul? Please share your experiences.

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28 comments:

  1. once again, so simply stated and yet so true... i have been blessed with one such occurrence just this week... and my mind is still reeling.....

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  2. Truly said, such encounters are very rare, and when experienced tells us the meaning of life. God bless.

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  3. I am glad to hear that.Consider your self to be lucky and blessed.My good wishes.

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  4. Thanks Mahesha,for sharing your noble thoughts.Blessings.

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  5. The day I met Mike, August 2 2003, was one of those days... He inspired me, made me want to try, want to learn, want to be a better person...
    In that one minute, my life was changed, and how sweet it was for what he gave me without even knowing it...

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  6. God Bless you Loving Annie.I am glad to know that you had a chance to meet such noble person..
    My best wishes.

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  7. Yes I have had a few of these glorious experiences. As a matter of fact I just recently encountered one who helped re-ignite my true spirit of joy,love,happiness, and to remember my blessings. I shall not mention his name. For he is a humble man. Please visit my new happy home http://shinade.blogspot.com
    I will leave you wondering who...but, I think you know!

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  8. Thank you so much for the e-card, Surjit ! That was so sweet !
    I appreciate the card -- and your thoughts !
    Happy Sunday to you !

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  9. I am grateful to you Shinade,for your nice and motivating words and giving me this honor.
    I have visitd your wonderful blog and have left my comments.
    My best wishes.

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  10. Thanks Loving Annie.I am glad that you have liked my card.
    Good luck.

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  11. I used to have one friend like that... every conversation would be one that was meaningful and productive... mentally challenging.

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  12. Hello Surjit!That's a wonderful insight, indeed. Very rarely do we come across people who kindle our inner fire and rejuvenate our souls.I have come across handful of people who have done so,foremost being my own sister and mom and others being my former professor and a good friend.They have always uplifted my spirits whenever I was low.
    Thanks for this wonderful piece!

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  13. That's great.You are lucky.
    Thanks Random Magus, for sharing your experiences.
    Good luck.

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  14. It is,indeed a matter of great pride that you have such noble souls in your own family.Your family,I must say, is blessed.
    Thanks Robert,for sharing your insightful thoughts.
    My best wishes to you and to all your family members.

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  15. Schweitzer was one of my childhood role models. His example encouraged me to make my life into service of others, as much as I can. So, you could say that his was the first noble soul I encountered. Margaret Mead was another childhood "idol" for me.

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  16. i guess i've been blessed to be born to a father and mother who rekindles my soul everyday. a very thoughtful post Surjit. And I consider you as one such noble soul as well. =)

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  17. Hi Surjit...

    Very nice post!

    I have found those who light a fire, and also those whose little spark moves me in a whole new direction!

    It seems those wonderful encounters are not always brilliant and loud, but sometimes quiet and gentle!

    :-)

    Jen

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  18. Indeed and how wonderful it feels for us when this happens! It's at those moments that you know you must cherish what this person brings to your table for people like this are few and far between!

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  19. Hi Surjit,

    Thanks for this wonderful post!

    Indeed, when we get tired and worn out especially mentally, we really need someone to help us to recharged to move on.

    So we ought to do our part when we are still at our peak! - that is if possible try to compliments, encourage, or uplift at least one person every day. In return, we will find ourselves uplifted.

    Best Wishes

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  20. What struck me as a wow moment was arriving here this evening to find this post, which connected to my Monday Candle Moment "Candle Soul" post. The unexpected interconnections and spiritual intersections never cease to surprise me.

    If I had known about Albert Schweitzer's quote I would have used it!

    Beautiful Blessings upon you Surjit. Your Candle Soul kindles many more.

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  21. Thanks Georganna,for sharing your valuable experiences with us.
    My best wishes.

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  22. Oh!thank you so much Sophiagurl,for giving me this honor.I am just an ordinary person.
    But I am glad that you have pious and noble parents,who rekindles your inner self.I think it is all due to His Blessings.
    Good luck to all of you.

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  23. Thanks Jennifer,for your insightful thoughts.I fully agree with you,when you say:
    .....those wonderful encounters are not always brilliant and loud, but sometimes quiet and gentle...'

    My best wishes to you.

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  24. Thanks Desiree,for your wonderful comments.
    Blessings.

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  25. Yes Sam Chan,you are right.We must do our part also by .....'uplifting at least one person every day. In return, we will find ourselves uplifted....'

    I am gateful to for your insightful thoughts.
    Blessings.

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  26. Many thanks Romancing the Crone,for your kind words for an ordinary person like me.I am glad that you have liked my post.
    My best wishes.

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  27. A worthy blog of nourishing content and intent! Thank you for sharing your consciousness with us.

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  28. Thanks Lynda,for your kind and motivating words.
    Good luck.

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