A Excerpt From “The Prophet”

dscn2252Our thoughts and prayers go to The John Travolta Family, during their time of need.

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children.  And he 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, 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 may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.  You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.  For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.  The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.  Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;  For even as He loves the arrows that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

*Taken from pages 17 and 18 from the book “The Prophet,” written by: Kahlil Gibran.  This is my favorite book.  There is only one other book like it which is my second favorite book, “The Impersonal Life,” written by: Joseph Brenner.  Both books can be found on Amazon.

*If you care to light a candle in honor of Jett Travolta please visit here:  (left side bar Light a Candle.)

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About Theresa H Hall

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