“The sun does not shine there, nor does the moon and the stars, nor does lightning shine. All the lights of the world cannot be compared even to a ray of the inner light of the Self. Merge yourself in this light of lights and enjoy the supreme Deepavali.”
We hear it said so many times. Happiness comes from within. And there are certain people we meet in our lives that we think “Wow, that person just glows.” Or “Wow, that person seems to shine from within.” Those people allow their inner light to shine through. Our inner light is the brightest, most beautiful light of all. It’s the hope for the human condition. It’s the light of joy, compassion, love, forgiveness. It’s the light that inspires us to be our best. It’s the light that guides us when life gets difficult.
And yet, even though this light is the supreme light, most of us focus so much more on the light outside of us. The Sun, moon, stars. The bright lights of a city. The lights on a dark highway. Those lights can light our physical world, but they don’t brighten the whole world, the way a joyful spirit does. So take some time to nurture your inner light. Feed its flame. Give it love. Light your own deepa and celebrate your own supreme Deepavali.