Daily Archives: 20/03/2010

Lumen Accipe et Imperti

Lumen Accipe et Imperti
(Receive the light & pass it on).

This is the motto of my old High School, Rongotai College, I didn’t think to much of it then, but the older I get the more I realise that it is increasingly relevant.

The knowledge and experience we all have inside us will pass to nothing when we die unless we pass on the flame to others while we live.

Socrates describes education as follows  “Education is not the filling of a vessel, but the kindling of a flame.” How true this is; the passing of the flame of knowledge/passion/values/vision/faith to the next generation is vitally important.

Let me encourage everyone that the life-skills, knowledge and the experience you have is valuable and important to others. It is your job to share that knowledge. Remember that when one candle lights another the first does not diminish, it is vital to pass your skills and gifting on to others.

Be a mentor or a coach, be an encourager, be a leader, be a significant person in the life of someone else that they can grow and achieve great things, things that we can hardly imagine.

Pass the flame onto others.

Lumen Accipe et Imperti

Paul S Allen

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