Countdown to Chanukah 3
The most important intention to have when lighting the Chanukah candles is to bring the Heavenly Divine Light down to this world during these days. This is why the Lighting of the candles, not their placement, is the Mitzvah: The only way the light can last beyond its physical existence is if it was lit through an intentional Mitzvah. (Pri Eitz Chaim, Sha’ar Chanukah 109)
Do not focus on the physical light, but rather, have the intention for the Mitzvah to draw down to earth the Highest Light in Heaven.