Giving You often say, “I would give, but only to the deserving.” The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture. They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish. Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and his nights, is worthy of all else…
“Self-Knowledge” And a man said, Speak to us of Self-Knowledge. And he answered saying: Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart’s knowledge. You would know in words that which you have always known in thought. You would touch…
We are the sons of Sorrow; we are the poets
And the prophets and the musicians.
One quote for today: I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to those teachers. Kahlil Gibran
You are good when you strive to give of yourself.
You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief,
And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart,
“Your seeds shall live in my body, And the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart,
And your body is the harp of your soul,
And it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it or confused sounds.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
For self is a sea boundless and measureless.
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
To melt and be like a running brook
That sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.