Archive for the ‘Kahlil Gibran’ Category

The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness

Thursday, February 24th, 2011
moving water

You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable.

You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and…

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(Children) are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
budding leaves

They come through you but not from you,

And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts.

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Love possesses not nor would it be possessed

Monday, February 1st, 2010
pink alstroemeria

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself…

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Accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
winter trees

…And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.

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Life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one

Friday, December 25th, 2009
Klamath river confluence

You would know the secret of death.

But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?

The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day…

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Love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
smiling woman

When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart,” but rather, “I am in the heart of God…”

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Embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
savior cat and child

…is not time even as love is, undivided and paceless?

But if in you thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons…

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Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
hatching

Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.

And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less …

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Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
dragonfly

Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”

But I say unto you, they are inseparable.

Together they come, and when one sits alone with…

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Your friend is your needs answered

Sunday, August 30th, 2009
best friends

He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.

And he is your board and your fireside.

For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for…

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Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Saturday, August 8th, 2009
ripples in the sand

You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.

Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God…

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The strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Thursday, June 25th, 2009
Caravaggio - The Lute Player

Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.

Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.

Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of…

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