The phenomena of spontaneous human combustion is widely believed to be a myth, but I tell you, I’ve seen it. In fact, it’s possible that anyone could catch fire at any moment. I urge you not to dismiss the unexplained, but to listen with an open mind about the things I’ve witnessed.
There is a particular moment, a tipping point that feels like a small electric shock. Standing near someone about to catch fire is like being near a power plant or a buzzing transformer; it vibrates your bones and makes the skin on the back of your neck tingle. It’s unmistakable and fearsome to behold.
When the actual spark happens, their face transforms: eyes widen, chins drop, and shoulders straighten. When a person alights with the flame of an idea that empowers them, it changes their life. It’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever been blessed to witness.
The interesting thing is that it sometimes takes a bit of doing for someone to catch fire. The heat of ideas seem to burn closer to the surface in some than in others. But it’s those deeply buried ideas that have been squirreled away and heavily guarded that erupt with the brightest of fireworks. It only takes a small bit of encouragement, only a little compassion and empathy to fan the spark into a wildfire. Of all the things I’ve done, I count highest in my accomplishments the times I’ve helped to flip that ignition switch.
Such an amazing result can come from such a small bit of effort. Once people catch fire, they burn with the heat of impassioned purpose that is the root of all great things.
People are on fire everywhere in the Tri-Cities, just look around.
Liked this post? Follow this blog to get more.