LOVE — Khalil Gibran (The Prophet)

When love beckons to you follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep
And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.

For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you.
Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth...

But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor,
Into the season-less world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.

Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love.
And think not you can direct the course of love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself."

But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully."

— Khalil Gibran (The Prophet)

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Comment by deZengo on January 16, 2011 at 3:46pm

Debby, when you folks are writing about "love" for the next edition ...

and after reading something like this ...

 

and through out the ages - can we surmise that LOVE is one of the MOST important things for LIFE?  And if so, how can we write about it in such a way that each person can find their way to healing ... asap.  They must love them SELF and be in full awareness before they even have an idea how to love another. 

 

I so, want US to express that and "in a sneaky / tricky / beautiful way" express through our different mediums how vital it is for our survival to get to a place of "love!"

 

And of course thank you & gordon for everything "YOU'ns" Do! 

 

Love & Light,

 

deZengo

Comment by Debby Rosenberg on January 16, 2011 at 3:39pm
one of my favs.

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