There is a living flame within each one of you, and however weak it may be, it is in your power to feed it until it becomes a huge blaze. But be careful how you begin – do not expose yourself to draughts that can extinguish your faith, love or hope.

Do not associate with people indiscriminately; do not read anything and everything; do not go to see just any show. Choose nourishment for your heart, your intelligence and your spirit that will make you inwardly stronger.

Once you are really strong, you will be able to stand up to anything. In fact, circumstances or encounters that would have destroyed you before will instead enhance your light and peace.

When a flame has been fed until it is a blaze, the wind can no longer blow it out; on the contrary, it only fuels it.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov