This is the Original Friday Inspiration series – amazing things that we handpicked to inspire you to greatness. This week we got inspired by the power of fire.
Fire symbolism can simultaneously denote illumination and purification and destructions and paid. Of all major symbols in literature, art, culture, and religion, fire might be the most ambiguous symbol.
Humans have taken advantage of fire for more than 400,000 years. Controlling it and using it to our advantage when cooking, staying warm, and producing tools has helped us evolve as a species.
Fire has been such a benefit to mankind that for thousands of years and from the earliest forms of literature and religion, fire has been written about, focusing on its ability to provide, protect and kill. It has been used to symbolize deepest desires, passion, rebirth, and resurrection, as well as hope, death, eternity, and many more.
The symbol of fire can be interpreted positively and negatively depending on contexts. Each of the following picture represents a different meaning of fire. Seat back, get absorbed and inspired in the same time by the “fire” in these pictures: