I have always wondered at seeing the cars speeding on the roads. What makes it move forward? I always stand still at this question.
My brain says when a car speeds along a highway it is on the flame of fire within that makes it move by its mechanism. Inside the car, there is the internal combustion engine, which is not visible to our outside look. When the car is in the garage and is not moving as it was lifeless, there is no fire inside. It is when the engine is started and the internal combustion sets in, the car becomes as it were alive and begins to run, doing the work for which it has been made.
It is the flame of fire, not visible to the onlooker, which gives to all vehicles like cars, lorries, buses, aeroplanes, rockets, space vehicles, etc. the thrust to move forward. Without this thrust or fire of flame they are lifeless, almost like logs of timber.
The Flame of Fire within Us
Every one of us has this kind of fire within us. It is that fire of flame that moves us forward in our life. If we are not moved by that fire we become lifeless logs of timber. It is the love of God that sparks the flame in us. Every action of our life should be guided by this divine combustion. All religions insist this combustion of love kindle our life and move every action forward towards others.
Flame of Pain
It may be painful for us to live a life of love and sacrifice. We may feel the pain of combustion in the beginning. But we must realize that it is on the flame of pain, that all of us move forward. All of us have something or other to suffer- suffer to take us and others forward. It is this flame of pain, which gives us the thrust to perform our mission of life on this earth. Let this fire of painful flame kindle our spirits to take us on the move.