Living amongst Volcanoes at Eagle’s Nest: Harnessing the Fire Within

Welcome to the Volcano room, where we draw inspiration from both our natural surroundings and “The Little Prince” as we explore the symbol of the Volcano—a powerful metaphor within the story. Just like Lake Atitlán is surrounded by three volcanoes, the Little Prince’s planet is home to three volcanoes. Let’s delve into the meaning and wisdom that we can learn from the volcanoes.

The Story behind the Volcanoes 

In “The Little Prince,” the Little Prince tends to three volcanoes on his tiny planet—two active and one extinct. Every morning, he carefully cleans them out, preventing any potential eruptions. This daily ritual signifies his responsibility and devotion to maintaining the delicate balance of his world. The active volcanoes represent the controlled and harnessed energy that powers his planet, while the extinct volcano stands as a reminder of what happens when passion and energy are left unattended.

The story of the Volcano is one of vigilance and care. The Little Prince’s attentiveness to his volcanoes ensures that their fiery power is managed and beneficial rather than destructive. This act of care also symbolizes his love and responsibility towards his planet, reflecting the importance of nurturing the things we are passionate about.

The Symbolic Meaning of the Volcano

The Volcano represents the intense power of controlled energy, the potential for both creation and destruction inherent in passion. It teaches us about the importance of balance, responsibility, and the mindful harnessing of our inner fire. Just as the Little Prince cleans his volcanoes to prevent catastrophic eruptions, we must manage our own passions and energies to ensure they lead to positive outcomes rather than chaos.

Volcanoes also symbolize transformation and renewal. The fiery lava that flows from them can destroy, but it also creates new land, symbolizing the potential for growth and new beginnings that comes from harnessing our inner fire.


Journal Prompt

What are you most passionate about in your life? How do you harness the power of your passion to create something meaningful?

Discover More with our QR codes

As you explore Eagles’ Nest, keep an eye out for QR codes scattered throughout our sanctuary. Each code unlocks a new chapter of “The Little Prince,” offering insights into the themes and lessons of the story. Scan them to deepen your understanding and embark on an adventure of the heart and soul.

Who knows what wonders await us next?


Written by : Laura Born

Laura is small town girl from Germany, who decided to leave the corporate world to follow her dreams. She has since then traveled the world, teaching yoga in various locations. She is a passionate writer and loves to share inspiring stories from all over the world.

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