Khalil Gibran

by food for the soul on May 22, 2011

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”

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Caryn Starr-Gates May 22, 2011 at 6:35 am

Thanks for the Gibran – my high school yearbook quote was from him: “Let there by laughter and a sharing of pleasures; for in the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” I had a Khalil Gibran diary that year, it was very meaningful to me at the time.

Carol G. May 22, 2011 at 9:07 am

I shared this saying with a friend today who told me it’s helping her deal with some disappointing news she got today and the hurt feelings that came up. I chose his poem on marriage for my wedding reading,

“Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together.”

So powerful, so enduring!

Donna Marie May 22, 2011 at 9:10 am

Thanks Caryn. Given Gibran’s profound & meaningful insights, that must have been some journaling! Wanna share?

Thanks Carol. I also used that poem at my marriage ceremony!

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