Are you Burning or Burned Out?  For we are either a burning torch or a burnt out match.  As George Bernard Shaw put it, “This is true joy in life… Life is no brief candle, it is a sort of splendid torch which we get to hold on to for the moment and we want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”  This is some of what our life is about.  This is what gives us purpose.  It is what we contribute that creates the possibilities for our future and that of this planet.  If the torch goes out, if the flame is extinguished and light goes out in the world, so goes the bright hope of the world, the hope to do one better than was done before.

Don Miguel Ruiz in The Four Agreements says:  The dream you are living is your creation.  It is your perception of reality that can change at any time.  You have the power to create hell and you have the power to create heaven.  Why not dream a different dream?  Why not use your mind, your imagination, and your emotions to dream heaven?”