I am trying to say “you are shining through me” I am not sure if the meaning of it is correct.

I want to say, you shine me, you are the light for me.

Shining through me or shining on me or anyhing else?

How can I say that? Thanks for your help

  • for example, you are my light source who shines through me
    – I.som
    Commented Apr 23, 2018 at 12:07
  • When you say "you are shining through me", you are the beneficiary; whereas "you are the light for me" means I am the beneficiary. Commented Apr 23, 2018 at 12:16
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    You're not being very transparent.
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Apr 23, 2018 at 12:35
  • 'Shining through me' would necessitate One living within me, in union with my being in a spiritual sense, not an external source of alternative life - I would say.
    – Nigel J
    Commented Apr 23, 2018 at 12:36
  • I didn’t understand. If I say, “through me” does it mean really through like a window? I wanna say for example you are the sun shining me. Thing Like that
    – I.som
    Commented Apr 23, 2018 at 12:45

2 Answers 2


you are shining through me

As in:

Your soul brightly shines (my being, upon me, upon my day etc.)

shine. TFD

ps: the verb shine has two different past tenses, shined and shone


"You're the light of my life."

I coouldn't find a good online reference for it. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/the_light_of_someone's_life says it means just "A much loved person." but the examples there such as "All I will say is that she is the light of my life and I am really happy." show it also means they're the most loved person for the speaker.

  • Thanks for the anwser. Is there any way to say that by using the word “shine”? Because, the poetry needs it.
    – I.som
    Commented Apr 23, 2018 at 13:05
  • In my native language, it is very easy to say but in English, it is very tricky. I can say the oppsite mistakenly while I want to say “you are the light of my life”.
    – I.som
    Commented Apr 23, 2018 at 13:06
  • For example, Nietzsche says: “what would be all your happiness if you had not those for whom you shine!”
    – I.som
    Commented Apr 23, 2018 at 13:08

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