Happy Sunday, wondrous wonder. Enjoy the full fruitiness of the day cos it ain’t over yet!
Starting today, I’ll be sharing some soul-nourishing nuggets of wisdom from an earth-shatteringly thought-provoking book, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.
An instant bestseller on publication in 1923, it’s crammed full of lessons galore on those life-defining, key strands of being – the ones which make and break us – the struggles that define and refine us – and the questions which confuse and clarify it all – one way or another.
From freedom, self-knowledge, good, evil, love, marriage and pain – this is wisdom gift-wrapped in all kinds of something special.
Here are some of my favourites on the theme of love, handpicked just for you…
\\ When love beckons, follow him, though his ways are hard and steep.
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 tender branches that quiver in the sun, so shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart.
And think not that you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course \\
So remember this as you wade through the maze of love…
Life is change – life is learning – experience is growth – even if it doesn’t always feel that way.
Clarity doesn’t come from knowing it all – from being picture perfect Facebook happy or seeming so – from never knowing loss or pain, confusion or challenge. Clarity comes from pushing beyond your boundaries, taking risks, daring to care – and having the courage to step outside your comfort zone – again and again.
For it’s only really in knowing our boundaries that we are able to find our rightful place in life and identify with whom we want to sit alongside for the topsy turvy ride – safe in the knowledge that we have tried, tested and learnt – the secrets of our hearts.