As the atmosphere initiates inspiration, and while taking notes of my thoughts one name came to my mind.
Namely, just recently, I was talking to the very dear friend. He introduced to me Khalil Gibran( 1883-1931) the famous Lebanese philosopher, poet, writer… whom he rediscovered recently. Sign that we sometimes read the book and are not ready for the feelings that initiates. That is why, after time, sometimes long time we go back to the book we read, rediscovering it! My curiosity, that makes me feel alive again awaked, and I got his book The Prophet.
It is the book to have somewhere near you. Whenever you feel that inspirational boost is needed, open it to read his wise words. You do not need to agree, like with his ” the deeper the sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain,” but at least it will make you think. It will make you feel! It will awake you as human! It will take you “out of the box” as some “guru’s” like to say. What a manipulative statement! By the way, the statement “to think out of the box,” imply that we are in the box! But we are not! We are free even when fear overwhelms us, and as Mr. Gibran said, “what is the fear of need but need itself.”
As children are our future, even that so called and highly overpriced project of soon to be abandoned “Great Reset,” would not agree, let me share some short thoughts about children from his book The Prophet. More you will read in the coming post about education, so current today when we, as humanity, are slowly awaking.
So, Khalil Gibran said:
“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. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you can not visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to like them, but seek not to make them like you. ……”
By the way, the picture of the monument of Khalil Gibran is taken in Limassol and was unveiled on 10/12/2018!
Beautiful gesture of Cypriots towards this highly spiritual person.
Darko Richard Lancelot
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