“Just look around! This immense universe is functioning so perfectly well that nothing can be added to it. It needs no improvement. Seeing this, one relaxes. If stars can go on dancing and flowers can go on blooming and birds can go on singing, why not you? You also belong to this universe. You are part of it. In fact, you are the most valuable part of it, the greatest flowering is going to happen in you—the flowering of consciousness, the golden flower of being.”
“The feelings we live through
in love and in loneliness
are simply, for us,
what high tide
and low tide are to the sea.”
– Khalil Gibran, Love letters in theSand: The LovePoems of Khalil Gibran
via “Say I am You….
“Say I Am You
I am dust particles in sunlight.
I am the round sun.
To the bits of dust I say, Stay.
To the sun, Keep moving.
I am morning mist, and the breathing of evening.
I am wind in the top of a grove, and surf on the cliff.
Mast, rudder, helmsman, and keel,
I am also the coral reef they founder on.
I am a tree with a trained parrot in its branches.
Silence, thought, and voice.
The musical air coming through a flute,
a spark of a stone, a flickering in metal.
Both candle and the moth crazy around it.
Rose, and the nightingale lost in the fragrance.
I am all orders of being, the circling galaxy,
the evolutionary intelligence, the lift,
and the falling away. What is, and what isn’t.
You who know Jelaluddin, You the one in all,
say who I am. Say I am You.”
“I’ve come to take you with me
even if I must drag you along
But first I must steal your heart
then settle you in my soul.
I’ve come as a spring
to lay beside your blossoms
To feel the glory of happiness
and spread your flowers around
I’ve come to show you off
as the adornment in my house
and elevate you to the heavens
as the prayers of those in love.
I’ve come to take back
the kiss you once stole
Either return it with grace
or i must take it by force
You’re my life
You’re my soul
Please be my last prayer
My heart must hold you forever
From the lowly earth
to the high human soul
There are a lot more
than a thousand stages
Since I’ve taken you along
from town to town
no way will I abandon
you halfway down this road
Though you’re in my hands
Though i can throw you around
like a child and a ball
I’ll always need to chase after you”
“Here, start living moment to moment totally and intensely, joyfully and playfully — and you will see that nothing goes out of control; that your intelligence becomes sharper; that you become younger; that your love becomes deeper. And when you go out into the world, wherever you go, spread life, playfulness, joy, as far away as possible — to every nook and corner of the earth.”