I’ve just finished reading The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran . It’s a wonderful book to read and a great way to see how we live our lives or should live them!
Here are some extracts from the book which I loved most:
Love gives naught but itself and it takes naught but from itself. Love possess not nor would it be possessed for love is sufficient unto love.
In marriage love one another but make not a bond of love. Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Your children are not your children. They come through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Would that you could live on the fragnance of the earth and like an air plant be sustained by the light. But since you must kill to eat and rob the newly born of its mother’s milk to qunch your thirst let it be an act of worship.
Work is love made visible.
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty yet they hide not the unbeautiful.
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
You delight in laying down laws. Yet you delight more in breaking them.
You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief
The soul unfolds itself like a lotus of countless petals.
Your friend is your needs answered.