Sunday, 22 June 2014

The Prophet

“I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit." ~ Kahlil Gibran

Sunset IV... (by Erylum

On Pain 

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your 
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 wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you 
have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your 

Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals 
your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence 
and tranquillity:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender
hand of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been 
fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with 
His own sacred tears

~ by Kahlil Gibran ('The Prophet')

Kahlil Gibran (by Varonael


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    1. I meant to say sorrowful. what was I thinking? I loved the reference to the Potter and tears. Very beautiful.

    2. Thank you James. "The Prophet" is a beautiful text and this is just a fragment. It is a modern classic and real "soul food".