The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran Book Review

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran Book Review


Hello and HAPPY DAY! How does slowing down sound to you today? Would you like to reduce the noise for just
a bit? Are you ready to make a choice and decide
to listen? My name is Igor, SF Walker. I am here to remind people to slow down. To reduce the noise. To walk their lives into a natural flow. Welcome back to the Book of the Week series. Every week as I read another amazing title,
I share it with the world. Today we look at: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran Prophet speaks of love and marriage, joy and
sorrow, reason and passion, beauty and death and conveys the yearning for a Unity of Being
that can only be achieved through love. This is what the book cover prepares you for
and then you go through an experience you will remember forever. Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s
longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and
though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
for they have their own thoughts. You give but little when you give of your
possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly
give. For what are your possessions but things you
keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow? And tomorrow, what shall tomorrow bring to
the over prudent dog burying bones in the trackless sand as he follows the pilgrims
to the holy city? And what is fear of need but need itself? Always you have been told that work is a curse
and labour a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfil
a part of earth’s furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, and in keeping
yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, and to love life through labour is to
be intimate with life’s inmost secret. You have been told also that life is darkness,
and in your weariness you echo what was said by the weary. And I say that life is indeed darkness save
when there is urge, and all urge is blind save when there is knowledge, and all knowledge
is vain save when there is work, and all work is empty save when there is love; And when
you work with love you bind yourself to yourself, and to one another, and to God. And what is it to work with love? It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn
from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth. Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only
with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the
temple and take alms of those who work with joy. Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter
rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being,
the more joy you can contain. When you are joyous, look deep into your heart
and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your
heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. You delight in laying down laws, yet you delight
more in breaking them. Like children playing by the ocean who build
sand-towers with constancy and then destroy them with laughter. But while you build your sand-towers the ocean
brings more sand to the shore, and when you destroy them the ocean laughs with you. Verily the ocean laughs always with the innocent. You shall be free indeed when your days are
not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief, but rather when these
things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound. And how shall you rise beyond your days and
nights unless you break the chains which you at the dawn of your understanding have fastened
around your noon hour? No man can reveal to you aught but that which
already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. The teacher who walks in the shadow of the
temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his
lovingness. If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter
the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind. Please help out, its easy, simply like this
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